Christie to deliver keynote address at GOP convention

Rick Moran
An excellent choice. Christie is not a bombthrower or name caller, but he is an extremely forceful, even combative speaker. And for you fans of red meat attacks, I'm sure he won't disappoint. USA Today: The choice of Christie as the keynoter, set to be announced today, puts the spotlight on a rising political star with a combative persona and sharp-edged sense of humor. His budget battles with the Democratic-controlled state Legislature and his blunt-spoken demeanor have made him a hero to conservatives and one of the party's biggest fundraisers. "I'll try to tell some very direct and hard truths to people in the country about the trouble that we're in and the fact that fixing those problems is not going to be easy for any of them," Christie said. He'll cite his experiences in New Jersey as evidence that "the American people are ready to confront those problems head-on and endure some sacrifice." Asked about his own ambitions - and Barack Obama's progression from...(Read Full Post)

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