Last time we mentioned Chris Christie in a post, he was busy chasing after someone on a boardwalk in New Jersey after an apparent criticism was lodged his way. “You’re a real big-shot!” Christie shouted, after the man passed by. “You’re a real big-shot, shooting your mouth off!”
We are mentioning him again because of something else he said on Monday.
Mr. Christie, a supporter of Republican presidential nominee
Mitt Flip Romney and himself a possible vice presidential candidate, spoke before an audience at the Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C. No, it is not that Christie actually spoke instead of shouting at the audience that made news, it is what he said and the obvious relevance of his message to Flip Romney that had people talking.
Romney, as you all know is a flip-flopper. He constantly changes his position in a blatant attempt to get votes. With that in mind, listen to the words of Chris Christie as he delivered a message any flip flopper should understand.
“We shouldn’t be listening to political consultants whispering in our ears, ‘Say as little as possible,’ we shouldn’t be listening to those voices that say, ‘Just use the party doctrine and don’t stray.’ We should be telling people how we think and how we feel and let them judge us up or down. [...] You can’t lead by being a mystery. You can’t lead by being an enigma. You can’t lead by being aloof. You can’t lead by being programmed. I think you have to lead by being yourself and who you are and then people will trust you. And when they trust you, they will follow you.”
No names necessary. This was a hit at what is unfortunately becoming a Romney trait – selling your soul to gain a vote.