As he dismissed speculation of a brokered convention, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hinted Tuesday that the Republican Party only has itself to blame for a drawn out primary process.
“The fact is, this is what the Republican Party rules set up. We decided to go from winner-take-all to proportional, and as a result, you’re going to have a much longer run here. … So the rules are working the way the rules were intended to work by the folks in the RNC. We voted against that rule, by the way, in New Jersey,” Christie told reporters at a press conference.
He added, “I think lot of people that voted for these rules are starting to have second thoughts.”
The outspoken governor was dismissive of the idea of a brokered GOP national convention, saying members of the media are discussing the unlikely possibility simply because it’s their “dream come true” scenario.
“That’s stuff that folks in the media and in political punditry like to talk about because it’s like their dream come true, that we’d actually indecision going into a convention,” he said. “It hasn’t happened to the Republican Party since Wendell Willkie. I don’t think it’s going to be happening in 2012.”
Christie, who has endorsed Mitt Romney in the GOP race, also said he is “completely confident” that by the time this year’s GOP convention in Tampa Bay, Fla., rolls around, “Romney will have secured the sufficient number of delegates to be the nominee of the party.”