Remarks of Gov Chris Christie

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  1. Salty

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    Gov Chris Christie
    RNC, Aug 28, 2012
     
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    Governor Christie gave a great keynote address. He set the tone of what should be the theme of the Republican campaign. We will fight, we must fight for the future of a free Republic..
     
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    I was disappointed in his speech - it seemed more about him than our candidate.
     
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    You and I must have watched him give two different speeches last night.
     
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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    Romney seemed genuinely touched by Christie's speech. Frankly I thought his remarks about himself were very appropriate. The democrats, like one on this board who shall remain unmentioned, would have us believe that all Republicans are filthy rich like democrats Gates and Buffet. Christie showed that the vast majority, actually I would say 99.9%plus of Republicans are not the filthy rich, like John Kerry, but working folks. Those people from modest background who make it big usually understand the uniqueness of this country! We will likely hear a similar story from Paul Ryan tonight who also came from a modest background.

    I can relate to Ann and Mitt Romney. When my wife and I were first married we lived in a basement apartment in Columbus, Ohio. It was a little buggy but!!!!!! But that is about as far as it goes!
     
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    You're right, good points.
     
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    My exact sentiments.

    He had a couple of good lines in his speech, but this night of the convention is about the introduction of the candidate to the nation by his peers. Christie's speech was mostly about himself. I understand confrontation is his style but his speech was needlessly so. He barely mentioned Romney's name.

    In fact, most of the speeches last night were by governors and most of the speeches were about themselves and their accomplishments. Ann Romney's speech lacked any intimate or insider peek at the candidate. Even the theme of the night, "We Built It" was about other people, not Mitt Romney.

    I was underwhelmed by the whole night. Not a good showing, IMO, and I've seen about 20 of these conventions, Dem and Rep, in my lifetime. This was the worst I've ever seen.
     
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    Which was completely appropriate and the overall plan. They touted the successes of the Republican led states and then tied that into the reason to support a Republican President.
     
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    The connection wasn't emphasized strongly enough, IMO.
     
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    Yes, but is the electorate getting that message? It certainly didn't come across to me as a Republican. Perhaps some of the plan was cut short since the convention was cut short. Perhaps tonight will be better at driving home the important points.

    Some say Gov. Romney looked reflective during Christie's speech. Perhaps. But the left is taking another tack - I flipped over to MSNBC to see what the hard left was saying and they indicated Gov. Romney looked weak, uninvolved, unattached, more of a spectator than a participant.
     
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    MSNBC has a goal of tearing Romney down. I don't believe they actually believe that and in fact there is no good reason to believe there is an ounce of sincerity coming out of MSNBC. They, like the Obama Campaign, are in desperation mode.

    I understood what they were doing from the first speech.
     
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    MSNBC is an abomination and that is a fact!
     
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    I watch the convention on C-SPAN. There is no commentary, no talking heads, simply the production as laid out by the RNC.

    One thing I did notice though--when C-SPAN cameras show delegates in the crowd there sure seems to be a lot of older people, not many delegates appear to be under 40. However, when the RNC shows delegates on the (totally cool) multi-screened hi-def backdrop behind the podium, they typically show younger people.
     
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    Oh, I agree, Old Reg, but MSNBC has viewers who are influenced by their propaganda. That's the point I was trying to make.

    Yesterday, earlier in the convention, the focus was on small business owners who did build it. Most people probably didn't see that part, because it was covered on CSPAN. The majority of viewers tuned in during prime time and the main points should have been hammered home during those prime time hours.

    Artura Davis (Democrat Congressman turned Republican) gave the most powerful speech of the evening, IMO.
     
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    You are correct. She was watching the Republican Convention, not Pat Roberston on the 700 Club.
     
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    That is the only way to watch the convention. I want to see it without left or right commentators. At one time, I thought Christie might be the VP nominee.
     
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    You are in rare form today S/N! :BangHead: Another visit from Tom Butler is scheduled for you!:laugh::laugh:
     
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    Agreed...but I may be biased as I don't care for him and his wanna be Jersey Shore mob persona.
     
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    Another notable remark:

    "There are times in your life when you have to choose between being loved and being respected – always choose respect, love without respect is always fleeting, but respect can grow into real and lasting love." ~ Chris Christie

    Made me think about the importance of one earning his way rather than whining about others aren't giving them enough. Some tough love for the freeloaders so that prosperity can last.
     

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