The late great Andrew Breitbart was well known for his laser like focus on media and how it relates to society’s perception of political issues.

He was fond of saying that, “the media is everything.

It seems New Jersey Governor Chris Christie listened to what Breitbart was saying all those years, and he devoted some of his speech at CPAC this afternoon to reinforcing Breitbart’s “war on the Democrat media complex.”

Christie, whose name is increasingly being said in tandem with the number, “2016,” spoke for about 15 minutes on a range of issues. Among other things, he talked about his record reforming the public sector in New Jersey, as well as gave credit to a number of other Republican governors for the recent strides they’ve been making in their respective states.

It was his comments on the bias inherent in much of the media, however, that caused me — and likely quite a few others in the audience as well — to remember Breitbart’s call to arms.

“We have to stop letting the media define who we are, and what we stand for… The fact is we have to take these guys on directly” Christie told the audience.

“And you know I’m shy and retiring, and I don’t like to speak my mind…” quipped the Governor, known by many to have an unusually blunt personality for today’s politics. “But what we need to start saying is that we’re not going to put up any longer with them defining who we are. The way we have to define ourselves is to say what we’re for.”

We need to talk about the fact that we are for a free market society that allows your effort and ingenuity to determine your success, not the cold hard hand of government determining winners and losers, which is what this administration has been all about.

Christie closed by encouraging all attendees to “come out of this conference resolved to win elections.”

Said Christie, “we don’t get to govern if we don’t win.”