There was a lot of talk last night in the wake of Chris Christie’s speech about the amount of time the New Jersey governor spent focusing on his own record (at least seven pages worth) versus Mitt Romney (mentioned only seven times in a half hour of prime time TV).

An unnamed senior advisor to the Romney campaign told Politico’s Dylan Byers Christie “did exactly what we asked, which was lay out the problems facing the nation and close with Governor Romney as the solution,”

But the cutaways to Romney, sitting with his wife, Ann, in the VIP section during Christie’s speech, caught the couple looking less than thrilled at certain points.

It took Christie 16 minutes to make his first mention of Romney last night.

During the (long) ride back from the Tampa Bay Times Forum to the New York delegation’s digs at the Clearwater Hilton last night, my colleague Errol Louis wondered aloud how Christie’s speech measured up in the touting-the-nominee department to the stemwinder delivered by then-Sen. Barack Obama in 2004.

NY1 political director Bob Hardt found this video of Obama’s speech on the convention stage in Boston. The senator mentioned the Democratic nominee, Sen. John Kerry, 11 times and the first mention came right about the 8-minute mark in an 18-minute speech.