Chris Christie On 2016: ‘Everyone Just Calm Down’

AP Photo/Mel Evans
AP Photo/Mel Evans

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie isn’t worried about Jeb Bush or Mitt Romney seizing the early buzz for the Republican nomination for President in 2016.

“What I’ve told everybody, supporters of mine, potential donors of mine, staff, is relax. No one is voting for another 12 and a half months,” the Republican said during his “Ask the Governor” show on New Jersey radio station 101.5 when asked about Bush and Romney.

“Everyone just calm down, you know, be relaxed,” he continued. “Look at me, look how relaxed I look.”

Christie said that he would make his own decision about running for president on his own time, and that anything Romney or Bush did would not change that.

“I’m not going to allow other people to dictate to me my time frame, and as I’ve said before, the entry or withdrawal of any one particular candidate or a number of them, will not determine what I do,” he said.