Although transparency is praised, it can be a fool's game. Power comes from mystery, as we bore witness to in the career of Steve Jobs. In new product development he always played his cards close to his vest. That's why everyone who was anyone in high tech media was at the product announcements, live-blogging and tweeting.
One the shrewdest politicians since Ronald Reagan, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie keeps us guessing about his strategy. He places nice with Democrat President Obama and shaped his keynote speech at the Republican National Convention as a platform for something - we still don't know - for himself. He came neither to praise Mitt Romney nor to bury him.
The GOP, of course, does not like this independence. As THE NEW YORK POST reports, it did not invite Christie to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Yet, former governor of Florida Jeb Bush is openly supporting Christie as a party member in good standing. Now the mystique associated with Christie has rubbed off on Bush. All eyes are on this seeming partnership. Will it be a ticket for the White House in 2016?
Let us praise secretive men.