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March 2nd, 2011
04:42 PM ET

Gov. Christie: 'I could win the White House.' Do you believe him?

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

There is no clear favorite for the Republican presidential in 2012 according to a recent Gallup poll.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

No one has said they're running yet either.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is flirting with the idea of running.

Other names have been circulating for months: Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Tim Pawlenty, Haley Barbour, even a dark horse like U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman.

One name that is getting an increasing amount of buzz over the past few months, particularly in this climate of tough budget talk and skyrocketing debts, is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

The first term governor is being credited as the leader of the current wave of spending cuts to state budgets by other governors.

And because of that, a lot of Republicans want to see Christie run for President.

Christie has said repeatedly that he won't do it.

But he says that's not because he doesn't think he can win. On the contrary.

In an interview with The National Review the New Jersey Governor said: "I have people calling me and saying to me, 'Let me explain to you how you could win.' And I'm like, 'You're barking up the wrong tree. I already know I could win.' That's not the issue." Gotta love that.

Christie also said that because he's not personally ready to be president, it would only hurt the Republican Party if were elected, and the country on the whole.

Not even two years into his term, Christie says he's still learning every day.

Here’s my question to you: N.J. Governor Chris Christie: "I could win the White House." Do you believe him?

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Filed under: White House
March 2nd, 2011
04:40 PM ET

Should the U.S. offer exile to Gadhafi?

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Gadhafi is pictured earlier today arriving for a ceremony marking 34 years of "people power" in Tripoli. At the event, he vowed to fight an uprising against his 41 year rule. (PHOTO CREDIT: MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images)

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

The United States said Wednesday it is weighing a possible military role to help the Libyan revolt against Moammar Gadhafi, after the Obama administration has repeatedly asked Gadhafi to step down from power and demanded accountability for the violence and bloodshed he has visited upon his own people.

But the White House has also said all options in dealing with the crisis in Libya are on the table. One of those options may be exile.

Visiting Geneva, Switzerland, on Monday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the United States might be willing to accept a deal in which the Libyan leader would voluntarily agree to exile in a third-party country.

Tuesday in a television interview, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice urged Gadhafi to end the violence and his reign of terror and consider exile.

Rice said she's worried the situation in Libya could quickly turn into a humanitarian catastrophe.

President Obama has not yet spoken publicly about Libya this week, but a spokesman said Monday that the president is holding firm on his stance that Gadhafi needs to step down immediately and that exile was one way to make that happen.

Meanwhile, Gadhafi remains in Libya. The violence continues, unrest grows, more refugees head for the borders and the stakes get higher for everyone.

Here’s my question to you: Should the United States offer exile to Gadhafi?

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Filed under: Middle East