Chris Christie Gives Keynote Speech at GOP Convention

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie delivered the keynote address last night at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. The address followed the party’s official nomination of Mitt Romney.

Just as important as the keynote speech is the speaker him or herself. The keynote address is often an award given to rising stars of the party.

Bob Hennelly, contributing editor for politics and investigations with our co-producer WNYC, joins us from Tampa.

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Bob Hennelly

Comments [3]

Chuck Smiler from New Bedford MA

Christie spoke about tough truth and shared sacrifice. Will we here from Paul Ryan or Mitt Romney how the wealthy and high income people will share in the sacrifice needed to fix the deficit? Don't hold your breath.

Aug. 29 2012 12:50 PM
Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

I don't think America will take him seriously unless he losses weight. I thought he should discuss how he was going to go on a diet and be ready to run the country in four years... (not eight years).

He didn't do Romney any favors... Will anyone reveal the Romney sense of humor which Romney's wife talked about but did not give any examples of.

I liked Christie talking about his family. At least the guy is human.

Aug. 29 2012 12:13 PM
Jessie Henshaw from way uptown

But didn't Christie give a rousing speech centered on how claiming the Republicans are the ones to face our tough problems, to replace people looking at "easy solutions".

Their whole platform is that "unleashing competition" is the "easy solution", a belief that faith in it can ignore that that is exactly what has not been working, while denying the ample hard science on why.

I can see you don't need "consistency" to get elected, but lacking it just guarantees greater failure than the last guys.

Aug. 29 2012 06:33 AM

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