If that’s the case, Chris Christie may not be the man for the job.

The New Jersey governor announced his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination today, and some observers couldn’t help but be struck by this line:

OK, so first of all, is that really what he meant to say?

Some are making the case to let this one slide:

But the bigger issue for Christie may not revolve around his historical example so much as the idea that compromise is the ticket to fixing what’s gone wrong:

So far, survey says: Not so much.