Chris Christie for VP in 2012 He's making a name for himself among conservatives By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Jun 22, 2010 6:28 PM CDT 17 comments Comments New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Newser) – Chris Christie is waging such an aggressive war against "entrenched liberalism" as governor of New Jersey that he's making a name for himself in national conservative circles, writes David Weigel. So much so that Weigel has him down as the "clear frontrunner" to be the GOP's vice-presidential candidate in 2012. "Not the presidential nomination—he'd have to start running in six or seven months, which would be ridiculous," writes Weigel at his Right Now blog at the Washington Post. "But in two years, when the GOP's nominee starts looking to fill out his ticket, who will have more appeal to the base and a better record on issues that every conservative agrees with? Who will make them more confident about his (or her) ability to tear apart Vice President Joe Biden in a debate?"