NJ Governor Chris Christie has recently launched Twitter and Tumblr accounts in order to provide information on his upcoming keynote address and his travels surrounding the Republican National Convention. Christie has already posted a clip of former NJ Gov. Tom Kean Sr. embracing Christie after he became the state’s chief executive in 2010, according to CBS NY. There is another picture of Christie practicing his keynote speech on his Tumblr page.
This is not the first time Governor Christie has used the Internet for political purposes. Christie and the Democratic-controlled legislature in NJ have been involved in an ongoing graphics war via email. The graphics from both parties have been distributed by email to a number of political insiders and reporters and are intended to subconsciously shape opinions. According to the Wall Street Journal, these emails are an example of how both parties are using cheaper and low-tech strategies to deliver negative messages.