As I said, I shared this clip almost exclusively for purposes of Christmas season frivolity. On another level, I think it underscores how cagey a political actor Christie is. His critics try to paint him as an angry bully; this appearance projects a smiling governor cheerfully partaking in some holiday fun at a thoroughly apolitical event. As such, he was greeted warmly by the Newark audience. Independent from his policy positions, it's clear Christie has a knack for picking his spots carefully and running a very savvy public relations operation.