— -- While President Obama has earned the nickname “No Drama Obama” for his methodical and calculated style, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he would have no such nickname as president.
Instead, the Republican presidential candidate promised Monday that there would be a fair share of drama if he were elected.
“Mr. No Drama Obama, well, that will not be the nickname of the Christie White House Administration, I can guarantee you,” Christie said, prompting laughter from the audience at a town hall meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire.
“There’ll be some drama, because I believe you have an absolute right to know what I’m thinking and what I’m feeling, I work for you,” he continued.
Christie’s drama guarantee came in response to a question about how he would increase transparency as president, to which the Republican presidential candidate explained that he defines transparency in terms of how open and frank he would be with the American people.
“You’ll never have to wonder and certainly by the time my presidency will be over, you won’t say you won’t know me,” Christie said. “You’ll know me full well, and I’ll have lots of opinions.”
But with all that frankness, Christie warned, some are bound to disagree.
“I will also warn you that I’m not running from prom king I’m not looking to be the most popular guy in the world, I’m looking to be the most respected guy in the world," he said. "I’m looking for this country to be respected again around the world and at home.”