Christie, a politician who’s ruled out running for president despite some Republican clamor, said that all the candidates needed to learn how to break out of that mold, though he acknowledged that he first directed such criticism at Palin.
“You cannot be blow-dried and poll tested,” Christie said. “They want someone who’s going to speak straight with them … they want unguarded moments.”
The Garden State governor said he thought that Palin may well be up to the challenge, but that it’s ultimately up to her to decide whether to go that route.
“She’s got to make that judgment herself. And I’ll make my vote in the voting booth privately, like every other American,” he said.