March 21st, 2013
07:39 PM ET
7 years ago

Video: Third-grader asks Christie to run for president

(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.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Dave

    Cute kid but maybe his mom should let him enjoy himself more with other kids in a park or playground for now.

    March 21, 2013 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  2. Wunlongpan

    Yep! I, remember being in third grade. All I cared about at that time was politics too. RIGHT.

    March 21, 2013 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  3. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    If he does run, he'd lose. If he wins, that means he would leave NJ but trouble the whole country.

    March 21, 2013 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  4. Cephus

    Thanks 3rd grader I'm with you all the way.

    March 21, 2013 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  5. Howard's Daddy

    Proof once again that 3rd graders are actually smarter that most Republicans.

    March 22, 2013 12:10 am at 12:10 am |
  6. Larry L

    It's time for Christi to become the most right-wing Democrat. The Democrats assept diversity and appreciate a person with an in-your-face pragmatic solution. Don't waste your life on bigots and fearful old conspiracy theorists. Make a difference Christie! You will have a voice and a value.

    March 22, 2013 12:19 am at 12:19 am |
  7. Thomas

    It's sad when they use kids to promote a product .

    March 22, 2013 01:46 am at 1:46 am |