"The fact is, if and when there's a time that comes that I need to be telling people in this country what my view is on those issues, I will. But until that time, I think it's quite frankly immature to be expressing a lot of those opinions just because I'm sitting up here in front of this room and you asked," he added. "And if I don't think my answer's going to be smart and will stand the test of time, you can be damned sure I'm not going to answer because you'll have this tape and you'll use it."
Christie, who recently delayed planned payments to New Jersey's pension system, also hit Democratic lawmakers in the state for trying to raise taxes to fill a major budget gap.
"I'm the guy at the gate trying to keep the barbarians away," he railed.