Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Chris Christie and New Jersey Attitude
After Ann Romney's quiet strength, we move to the in your face assertiveness of Chris Christie who gave the Keynote Address at the Republican National Convention.
This address was quintessential Chris Christie: direct, blunt and in your face. In this case, these are good things. The passion with which he spoke and the direct nature of his rhetoric clearly reminded me of Rudy Giuliani's 2004 RNC Address.
After some biographical information and explanation of successes in New Jersey, Governor Christie then transitioned into direct comparisons between "us" (Republicans) and "them" (Democrats). These comparisons were clear, concise and articulate; drawing a clear vision how Republicans should lead. Furthermore, he reminded delegates that leaders are not doing their jobs if they do not do the hard work of leading; making the tough decisions and implementing the Conservative ideas that form the backbone of the Republican Party. Taking that definition of leadership he provided delegates, Chris Christie next explained how Mitt Romney embodies those necessary leadership qualities, ending the speech with a rousing, optimistic clarion call to get out there and make sure Americans work to make sure Mitt Romney becomes the 45th President of the United States.