Chris Christie made the choice not to be a candidate for president when he uttered these words: "I'm not ready to be president." That piece of tape would be the centerpiece of every spot that ran against him. Why are conservatives clamoring for the Garden State Guv? His policy depth? His fundraising prowess? None of the above. They want him cause he is a rude son of a bitch, and if that is the key component in choosing their dance partner, the field is full of world class jerks (and a jerkette).
Republicans are going to have to learn to love the one they're with, and choose from among the announced candidates currently in the field (see Mitt Romney).
When Christie does run for prez, watch out: his communications team will have to be tougher than Navy SEALS.