(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
In this Sept. 27, 2011 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. Chris Christie insists he's not running for president, but he flies around the country giving speeches and raising Republican money with a sly smile. Donald Trump might run as an independent. And Sarah Palin gets air time by hinting she'll announce some decision soon. Welcome to the Big Tease, driven by a combination of publicity, old-fashioned ego and possible presidential ambitions down the road.