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Chris Christie Previews RNC Keynote, Says Romney Probably Regrets Birther Joke: VIDEO


Chris Christie sits down with Matt Lauer on Today to preview his keynote speech tonight at the Republican National Convention. Christie denies reports that he turned down the VP slot because he thinks Romney can't win.

Lauer also asks Christie whether Romney should release more tax returns, and if he should have made a birther joke last week:

I think if he had to do it over again, he wouldn’t make the joke. But you know what, when you’re on camera 12, 14 hours a day, and you’re at a big rallies and you’re just going off the cuff, there are going to be times you’re going to say stuff you wish you could take back. If you get a chance to talk to Governor Romney, I think he’d tell you that he wishes he could take that one back.’


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  1. Well Chris, if you took the VP nomination, then Romney certainly wouldn't win!

    Posted by: Jack M | Aug 28, 2012 10:56:55 AM

  2. Romney is so inept he needs Christie to speak for him? I don't know who's worse, Romney who can't speak for himself or Christie who thinks he needs to speak for the presumed candidate.

    Posted by: lk | Aug 28, 2012 11:03:10 AM

  3. If he didn't mean it, why didn't he offer an apology?

    Posted by: Alex Parrish | Aug 28, 2012 11:03:29 AM

  4. When is he going to come out of the closet? He is
    James McGreevey part 2.

    Posted by: Malo | Aug 28, 2012 11:10:59 AM

  5. Yeah, sure! What would he do as president and there are no "take backs"? Be like Bush II? We are still trying to get over him! That twit could not tell s*** from pure mountain honey. Romney is FAR worse!

    Posted by: Mike | Aug 28, 2012 12:14:00 PM

  6. After delivering his keynote address, Chris Christie will turn around and bend over so his backside can be used as an Imax screen for the rest of the convention.

    Posted by: Caliban | Aug 28, 2012 12:39:12 PM

  7. Christie has been running for president since he became gov of my state. He secretly hopes Rmoney loses so he'll be the heir apparent for 2016.

    Posted by: QJ201 | Aug 28, 2012 12:54:27 PM

  8. If Christie runs for President, he can pick the Hamburglar for VP.

    Posted by: Jack M | Aug 28, 2012 1:25:38 PM

  9. Your battleship was sunk. Game over.

    Posted by: M. Scott Hernandez | Aug 28, 2012 1:36:45 PM

  10. Christie might be the only thing interesting that will come out of this convention. Let me know how his speech went.

    Posted by: anon | Aug 28, 2012 6:14:34 PM

  11. @Jack M: What is hamburglar? Is it a failed attempt at a fat joke? Just asking.

    Posted by: andrew | Aug 29, 2012 12:04:18 AM

  12. Christie's a liar.

    The remark was part of a strategy to woo the birther freaks and extremists.

    And he's counting on his remarks to woo back the independents on the fence who are offended.

    There are WAY too many Americans that believe the President is a Muslim, doesn't have a US birth certificate, and refuses to salute the flag. They need to be confronted, they need to be shown for the racist idiot scum they are.

    Posted by: "The Gay" | Aug 29, 2012 12:11:25 AM

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