Newly re-elected New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stepped firmly into the national spotlight Sunday, appearing on multiple news programs to combat criticism from some Republicans he is too moderate for national office and to take a swipe at President Barack Obama’s health-care law.
Mr. Christie, days after winning a second term in a landslide, declined to say whether he would run for the GOP’s presidential nomination in 2016. But, as he did last week, he left the door open to ending his new four-year governor term prematurely.
Asked by George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week” whether he would complete his new term, Mr. Christie said, “Listen, who knows. I don’t know. I’m going to continue to do my job and finish the job. But everybody who is trying to figure out what life is going to bring you a few years from now, I didn’t expect to be sitting here four years ago, George. So, nobody can make those predictions.”