Gov. Christie ´May be Convinced´ to Run with Romney (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Elad Benari 05/01/12)
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New Jersey governor Chris Christie implied on Monday that he would be
open to the possibility of being Mitt Romney´s vice presidential
During a visit to a high school in Plainsboro, New Jersey, Christie
said he could be convinced to join the Republican presidential
ticket. “He might be able to convince me,” Christie said of Romney,
according to a report in the Philadelphia Inquirer. “He´s a
It was recently speculated that Christie, who rejected encouragement
to run for president, is one of the leading candidates to run for
vice president along with Romney.
While the Republican primaries have not officially ended, Romney is
generally considered the presumptive nominee, especially after former
Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania suspended his bid for the GOP
Christie recently visited Israel for a four-day trip intended
to “strengthen New Jersey’s economic and diplomatic relationships
with foreign nations.” The trip was labeled the "Jersey to Jerusalem
Trade Mission" and included members of the state’s Jewish and
business communities, as well as the governor’s family.
Christie also traveled to Jordan where he met with King Abdullah II.
He did not visit the Palestinian Authority during his trade mission
visit, a fact that was not overlooked by Arabs.
Aref Assaf, president of the New Jersey-based American Arab Forum
think tank, wrote on NJ.com that “For a governor who said he
will ‘tread lightly’ and wanted the visit to be educational, ignoring
the Palestinian elephant in the room sent a contradictory message.”
Assaf added that if he was trying to please the Jewish population in
the state, the governor should have realized that “there are more
than twice as many Muslims and Arabs in New Jersey than Jews.”
During his visit to Israel, Gov. Christie met with President Shimon
Peres, who said Christie is an ‘outstanding friend of Israel.’
New Jersey has the second-highest Jewish population by percentage
after New York, according to census data. Jews made up 5.8 percent of
New Jersey’s 2009 population, trailing New York’s 8.3 percent.
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/01/12)
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