Chris Christie’s speech Tuesday night at the GOP Convention would have been a homerun if he were some typical politician. The problem is that he’s Chris Christie and that means people expect a lot. They want to be entertained. They want the passion. They want the chutzpah.
However, Christie delivered his speech reading a teleprompter and that took away from his authenticity. A prompter-less Christie is better. An unshackled Christie, while dangerous, is more effective.
Still, his speech was solid and for people who have never heard Christie speak before it more than satisfied.
Christie speaks of bipartisanship but his "my way or the highway" in your face approach doesn’t lend itself to that. Yet he gets things done. Give the guy credit.