Quotes of the Day — the Chris Christie “No Means No” Edition
“Mitch Daniels makes his announcement in a printed statement to Indy Star, while Chris Christie holds a press conference fit for Broadway.” — NYT‘s Jeff Zeleny.
“It is time to ring the Gong Show gong on the Christie press conference.” — Syndicated conservative columnist Michelle Malkin.
“Doesn’t this guy have a state to run or something?” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein, who added, “It’s over. MSNBC wins. 43 minutes over non stop coverage and then, done.” (Note to readers: Fox News bailed on the Christie presser first. Then CNN. MSNBC last.)
“Dear Gov. Christie, I can’t start writing until you stop talking. 1:49pm.” — WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart.
“Christie’s plan becoming clear: Keep talking until 2016.” — The Hill‘s White House Correspondent Sam Youngman.
“Unfortunately for him, since he seems to be a nice guy, Christie is demonstrating why he would’ve made a lousy candidate.” — Politico‘s Roger Simon.
“Chris Christie is displaying some serious first-name familiarity with the national press corps.” — ABC’s Rick Klein.
“Length of this oratory suggests Christie may be considering a run for Senate.” — The Takeaway’s Congressional radio correspondent Todd Zwillich.
“What’s not to love about a governor who insults reporters on natl TV? My favorite moment.” — PBS’s Gwen Ifill.
Christie is NOT running for Prez in Dutch: “#Christie volgde vooral z’n gevoel, ondanks vele smeekbedes van de partij en de gewone man: ‘It never felt right, in my gut, to leave now.’”
“Breaking news: Chris Christie still not running for President. Chevy Chase –where are you when we need you?” — The Nation‘s Katrina vanden Heuvel.
“Chris Christie: All of Donald Trump‘s humility. Better hair.” — Democratic consultant Mo Elleithee. And this: “Okay guys just 12 more questions.”
“Christie doesn’t kiss-and-tell w/ Mrs. Reagan.” — National Review Online’s Kathryn Lopez.
“Now that Christie is definitively out, let’s all resolve to stop asking him if he’s running. At least until November.” — WaPo‘s Ben Pershing.
“Christie LOVES this. Just keeps taking questions…” — WaPo “The Fix’s” Chris Cillizza.