Former George W. Bush official and current Washington Post scribe, Michael Gerson, notes the kind of temperament a Veep pick needs (ea)....
It involves relentless attacks on the opposing party’s presidential nominee and effective advocacy of a policy agenda that isn’t your own.
It is simultaneously pit bull and lap dog.
.... and says Christie was born for both this role AND this cycle.
Christie is naturally and constantly on the offensive. When he takes off his jacket at a town hall meeting, someone is in for a rough ride. But his most exceptional political skill is not confrontation but explanation — educating voters in the grim realities of state budgeting, public pensions, unfunded liabilities and teacher union obstructionism. He is both pugilist and professor — a good vice presidential combination.
.... who else in the Republican Party combines a tea party tone with a relatively moderate public record? What other choice would cause Republicans to pray for 10 vice presidential debates?