New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie put on his acting hat and joked around about receiving a call from Mitt Romney about the vice president spot, saying, “I got this.”
The web video plays off of Democratic Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who is a vocal supporter of President Obama, and his recent displays of heroism, and features him swooping in to save the day while Christie stands idly by — from providing Bruce Springsteen with a guitar when his goes missing to fixing a flat tire for Christie, who curses Booker’s heroic antics each time, gritting his teeth as he says “Booker…”
But things turn brighter for Christie at the end of the video when Booker pretends to field a call from Mitt Romney asking him to consider a spot on his ticket. The Newark mayor tries to turn down the offer and Christie quickly intervenes.
“Governor, Governor Romney, yes, yes, that was me running into the fire. Yes, I do shovel snow as well. Yes, you’re very persuasive. But I’m not a number two guy. I’m not background singer. Mitt, sir, with all due respect, I know you need a big…” Booker says on the phone to Romney.
“Excuse me mayor,” Christie says. “I got this.”
“Christie…” Booker says.
Booker and Christie collaborated on the video for the New Jersey Press Association Legislative Correspondents Club Show.
Earlier Thursday, Christie’s office released a preview clip of the video in which Christie laments the amount of times he’s asked questions about joining Romney on the GOP ticket this fall.
The full video is below.