Is this why Romney was scared of picking Chris Christie?
A conversation with Salon political writer and MSNBC co-host Steve Kornacki about Governor Chris Christie’s political footwork.
Josh: What do you make of this explanation of why Chris Christie “declined to run for vice president”? The news is ostensibly that he doubted Romney would win and didn’t want to give up being governor for the privilege of running on what he figures is a losing ticket. But of course it also serves as a public reinforcement of the idea that the person who made the choice about whether Chris Christie would be Romney’s running mate was no one other than Chris Christie.
Steve: It basically illustrates why Romney didn’t want him, right? He’s not, and wouldn’t have been as a running mate, a team player.