Even after weeks of fevered speculation and his Sermon on the Mount at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in September, it shouldn't have surprised anyone that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie didn't run for President. His statements were definitive even in the realm of politics, where a denial is sometimes just the first flirtatious glance of the courting process. "Short of suicide, I don't really know what I'd have to do to convince you people that I'm not running," he told reporters in November 2010, one of countless abnegations he has issued since winning office in 2009. "I'm not running." His drawn-out announcement on Oct. 4 that "now is not my time" finally brought him respite from the rabid reporters and dissatisfied donors eager to see him run at least until next time.
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