On CNBC tonight, Chris Christie told Larry Kudlow why he didn't feel he was ready to run for president.
"If you don't believe in your heart that you're ready, then you have no business running.
And just because you see political opportunity, that's not an excuse to run."
That being said, never say "never."
"I do not want to go for national office unless and until I believe that I'm completely prepared in my heart and in my mind."
Kudlow then asked if Christie might be ready in another 12 months.
"I don't see it."
Ironclad? Not exactly. I don't think he'll run in 2016, but there's a possibility he could accept a Veep bid. In that case, he'd have to say he was ready.