(Mic.com) -- Between today's soundbite-hungry media climate and the grueling slog that is a modern presidential campaign, candidates on the trail seldom break through the daily noise and strike a chord among the broader public.
That's part of the reason why a video of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaking in New Hampshire a couple of weeks ago was so remarkable. The video, shot by the Huffington Post, went viral, racking up more than 7 million views on Facebook. The six-minute-long clip shows Christie speaking forcefully about changing the way society treats drug addiction, an issue he has championed for years. It was a heartfelt, engaging and an artful effort at describing how policy reshapes people's lived experiences.
"I'm pro-life, and I think that if you're pro-life, that means you got to be pro-life for the whole life, not just the for the nine months that are in the womb," Christie said. "The 16-year-old teenage girl on the floor of the county lock-up addicted to heroin — I'm pro-life for her too."
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