New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie knows he can win if he runs for president next year, he said in an interview with the National Review published on Tuesday night.
“Like I said at AEI, I have people calling me and saying to me, ‘Let me explain to you how you could win.’ And I’m like, ‘You’re barking up the wrong tree. I already know I could win.’ That’s not the issue,” Christie told the publication’s Richard Lowry.
“The issue is not me sitting here and saying, ‘Geez, it might be too hard. I don’t think I can win.’ I see the opportunity both at the primary level and at the general election level. I see the opportunity.”
But Christie, once again, said he isn’t ready to run.
“I’ve got to believe I’m ready to be president, and I don’t.”