Chris Christie Warns That Keynote Might Be Spontaneous, Unusually Entertaining

WEST DES MOINES, IA - DECEMBER 30: Former Massachusetts Governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) shakes hands with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie during a campaign rally at a Hy Vee supermarket December 30, 2011 in West Des Moines, Iowa. Christie, a popular Republican governor who was urged to run for president earlier this year, appeared with Romney just days before the
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Two weeks ago Chris Christie was already on the fourth draft of his keynote speech, but the New Jersey governor makes a shocking admission in an interview set to air on Tuesday’s Morning Joe. Though the American people might have been looking forward to hearing a dry, predictable speech that’s been thoroughly vetted by the campaign, Christie might “stray a little” from the teleprompter during his keynote.

According to Politico, Christie says he isn’t a huge fan of preparing his remarks before he addresses millions of people, but he’s making an exception in this case. “I don’t use text almost ever,” Christie explains. “So most of the time I think about what it is I want to talk about and then I get up there and I talk about it. Now, with the time restrictions here and obviously the different stage, they want you to work off a text and that’s fine.”

It’s too bad Sarah Palin ruined “going rogue” with her totally off-the-cuff quips about pit bulls who wear cosmetics (or something like that). The New York Times has also taken the fun out of the speech by breaking down all the thought and preparation that goes into Christie’s irreverent New Jersey guy act. We’ll still tune in on the off chance that between sharing one of his mom’s life lessons and making a self-deprecating weight joke, Christie decides to go off script and berate one of the delegates.

Chris Christie: Keynote May Stray From Script