Chris Christie knew he “wasn’t ready” to make a presidential bid this year, and whether he decides to make a 2016 run, he says he’ll be more prepared in the future.

“I wasn’t ready to run for President this time,” the New Jersey Republican governor said Tuesday on “Conversations at NJPAC.” “If it comes, I know that I will be more ready for it than I would have been this year.” …

“We lost two national elections in a row,” the Republican governor said. “We’re not connecting with Americans on the issues that matter most to them. We haven’t had the best candidates. I believe that Mitt Romney is a good man. I was out supporting him before anyone else, but he simply didn’t connect with Americans.”