The Republican race for the 2012 presidential nomination is heating up and all eyes are on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Time and time again Christie has stressed that he will not run for president in 2012.
But after Christie's speech Tuesday night at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., the crowd made it clear that they won't take no for an answer.
"I mean this with all my heart," one woman told the governor. "We need you. Your country needs you to run for president."
While Christie didn't say no this time around, but he didn't say yes either.
"I thank you for what you're saying," the governor told the audience. "And I take it in and I'm listening to every word of it and feeling it, too."
"It's extraordinarily flattering, but by the same token, that heartfelt message you gave me is also not a reason for me to do it," he added. "That reason has to reside inside me."
Still, a top Christie advisor said that he is reconsidering his original decision not to run.
Meanwhile, time is running out. A final decision will need to come within the next couple weeks.