There was the following sentence in Time magazine’s (November 18) article titled, “Chris Christie Was Born to Run”:
Behind closed doors at a Westin hotel in Boston, where the governor laid out his not so veiled pitch for the party's 2016 nomination. "I'm in this business to win," he told the crowd of Republican leaders.
It was pure Christie, combat bundled in cliché. Ever since he ousted Democratic incumbent Jon Corzine in 2009, he has run the Garden State with combustible passion, blunt talk and the kind of bipartisan dealmaking that no one seems to do anymore.
I don’t get the idea of the word, “combat bundled in cliché.” What does it mean?
Does it mean Chris Christie was born to combat? Is “combat bundled” a cliché?