NJ, Indiana govs talk politics at college forum

AP News
Posted: Sep 22, 2011 3:26 PM
NJ, Indiana govs talk politics at college forum

Two Republican governors who say they're not running for the White House in 2012 have been talking politics at a New Jersey university.

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana appeared Thursday at a forum sponsored by Rider University in Lawrenceville.

Both said in response to one student's question that their decisions not to run for president were made with their families.

But Daniels isn't ready to accept Christie's answer, saying he believes Christie's "no" means "not yet."

The two governors say whoever wins the GOP presidential nomination next year needs to follow their lead on cutting government spending.

Daniels says he worries the GOP nominee will "play it safe" as a default option to President Barack Obama.