During a town hall Tuesday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie explained that the was a "common sense conservative" after he was asked by a participant whether he was a moderate.

"That's the beauty of me," Christie replied, according to CNN. "Everybody looks at me and sees something different."

Christie defined himself as a "common-sense conservative," saying believed in smaller government and lower taxes.

"To me, that's a conservative. But everybody perceives 'conservative' as something different these days," he concluded.