Neither does former Republican New Jersey Governor Christie Todd Whitman.
Whitman's advice may not be worth following. Just ask anyone who believed her about the air quality surrounding Ground Zero days after 9/11.
As for Chris Christie, perhaps he is getting overconfident already, mistaking applause from certain segments of the mainstream media and people in important presidential primary states for support in any upcoming Republican primary he competes in. After all, Christie only won the 2009 gubernatorial primary by about 15 points. That is not much of a margin to overcome, not with an electrified electorate. Just ask Rick Lazio, the presumptive New York GOP gubernatorial candidate who was ahead by that margin (according to polls) just weeks before the primary, only to lose by a nearly 2-to-1 margin.