This is not the first time rumors that Christie is reconsidering have emerged and spread explosively across the Internet. In August, Bloomberg columnist Jonathan Alter tweeted that Christie was running focus groups testing his presidential prowess, sending reporters into a frenzy to confirm it with Christie aides, who all adamantly denied it. Within hours, Alter backed away from his claim.
"The fact that nobody yet who's running for president, in my view, has done that effectively is why you continue to hear people ask Daniels if he'll reconsider and ask me if I'll reconsider," Christie said Thursday at an appearance with Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R).