Virtually everyone heard about Governor Chris Christie telling a complaining constituent to “sit down and shut up” but that simple report does not do the actual event justice.

As the Washington Post reported, “On Wednesday, Christie was in Belmar, N.J., to commemorate the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. His speech was interrupted by a man named Jim Keady, a former member of the Asbury Park City Council, who was urging Christie to get Sandy relief money to affected families faster.”

“It quickly became apparent that neither Christie nor Keady was going to back down. As Keady yelled without a microphone, the governor yelled with one. “Somebody like you doesn’t know a damn thing about what you’re talking about, except to stand up and show off when the cameras are here,” Christie said. “. . . All you’ve been doing is flapping your mouth and not doing anything,” he added, before telling Keady to “sit down and shut up.”

Does Christie think this looks Presidential?

Americans seek a sense of decency, balance, equilibrium and stability in their presidents. This was Ronald Reagan's great strength. He was affable, balanced, slow to anger and never regarded his political opponents with hate. John F. Kennedy was also famously magnanimous to his political opponents, slow to anger and unfailingly easy going. In a sense, Obama also displays this cool presidential persona. The American people do not want an angry, emotional hot head as their president. Neither do they want a prick.

I understand the Christie ‘in-your-face” style worked in New Jersey…for awhile. It won’t work nationally.