"First things first," he said, citing his mother's admonition about doing your job and saying he will still be governor in 2013.
But he sounded very open to a national race in 2016. "I'm going to need a job, David," Christie quipped.
When Gregory asked if Christine O’Donnell’s loss in Delaware was a wakeup call for GOP about the dangers of tea-party candidates, Christie replied: "I think Delaware was a missed opportunity to have a really good United States senator” in Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.), who Christie endorsed over O’Donnell in the primary.