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  •  Chris Christie's speech (0+ / 0-)

    The criticism seems to be that he didnt mention Romney that much. Yesterday, I pointed out that Obama didnt really mention Kerry that much in his keynote. Someone responded to me that Obama mentioned "Kerry" 13 times, Christie mentioned "Romney" 7 times.

    To me then, the issue is that even without mentioning Romney, Christie's speech seems to fall short of expectations. Especially since it seemed to contrast with Ann Romney's more positive speech.

    •  I just thought it was bland and forgettable. (3+ / 0-)
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      Admittedly, my attention was waning by then.  I thought Ann sounded the most convincing.  Her speech also touched on what sounded like more common concerns.  Christie talked about going after the teacher's union, which I don't think people outside of the Republican base care much about.

      27, Dem, Dude seeing a dude, CT-04(originally), PA-02/NY-14 (formerly PA-02/NY-12).

      by Xenocrypt on Wed Aug 29, 2012 at 07:43:05 AM PDT

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      •  Christie (1+ / 0-)
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        I only heard bits and pieces that they played at the end of the recap show, but it sounded like it was intended more to fire up the GOP base than to appeal to swing voters.

        SSP poster. 43, new CA-6, -0.25/-3.90

        by sacman701 on Wed Aug 29, 2012 at 08:08:15 AM PDT

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    •  The difference in my mind... (1+ / 0-)
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      Is there is no way a state senator from Illinois who was just running for the US Senate had any ideas about running for the Presidency any time soon.  Christie is known to have White House aspirations, almost ran this year and will surely run in 2016.  

      An OFA Campaign Web Ad is the new Reid "sternly worded letter".

      by Jacoby Jonze on Wed Aug 29, 2012 at 08:22:02 AM PDT

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    •  What made Obama's speech so great (3+ / 0-)
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      was that he is an amazing orator and he tied his story so perfectly into the story of America. It was incredibly inspiring. Christie's speech was just small. It was all about how tough he had it and now he has it tough because he's a Republican in a blue state. It didn't have any bigger themes and it was depressing.

      President Obama at Madison Rally 9/28/2010 - "Change is not a spectator sport."

      by askew on Wed Aug 29, 2012 at 08:52:58 AM PDT

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      •  Obama's 2004 speech was timeless. (2+ / 0-)
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        You could sub in a few things, just to adjust for the changed challenges we will face in coming decaes, and probably have someone give it in 2020 but still be appropriate.

        "The election of Mitt Romney and a supporting congress this November would be a...disaster for America. Think of the trainwreck that has been the Conservative government in Britain since 2010. And square it."--Brad DeLong

        by bjssp on Wed Aug 29, 2012 at 08:55:58 AM PDT

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