The New Jersey Star-Ledger editorial-board has quite a take on the possibility of both Chris Christie delivering a keynote address at the GOP convention and the more remote idea that he might be tapped for Veep.
On possibly keynoting:
.... It’s hard to imagine a more inspired choice. Christie’s passion for the conservative cause and his style of straight talk will have the party’s faithful on their feet. Count on that.
On his job as governor, the paper is downright effusive:
Christie has been a successful governor, and is a rare political talent. He wants to run for president someday. And if he’s out of the running in 2012, he has plenty of time to learn about foreign policy and get a handle on his tantrums. By 2016, who knows?
.... And let’s hope he continues to preach the gospel of compromise. Christie believes that a democracy can’t work without good-faith compromise, and he has proven how it can work in Trenton. His landmark achievements on pension and health reform, and on tenure, would not have been possible if he had taken the kind of hard line that the Republicans in Washington embrace.
As we know here in New Jersey, that doesn’t mean he’s a wimp. He fights hard for what he believes.
But on VP? Downright "frightening"!
.... he’s not ready to be president, as he acknowledged last year when he decided against running himself.
His experience is too thin, and his temperament is too wild. The prospect of him running the nation’s foreign affairs is frightening.