(CNN) - After a third grader asked Republican Gov. Chris Christie whether he plans to run for president in 2016, he responded with a question of his own.
"Do you work for MSNBC?" he joked at a town hall.
The governor went on to explain some lessons he learned from his mother about focusing on the task at hand, before moving on to the next big thing.
"I'm not thinking about running for president right now, because I've got a job to do here, and I've got an obligation to all these folks and you and to the other people in New Jersey to not take my eyes off of the job right now," he said.
"You can't worry about fourth grade until you finish third grade," he added.