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Convention speeches: Ann Romney vs. Chris Christie
Vanity | 8/28/2012 | The Rhinelander

Posted on 08/28/2012 8:30:43 PM PDT by TheRhinelander

The buzz is that Ann Romney's speech was off the charts and that Chris Christie's speech was moderately good but didn't have the red meat people wanted. I tend to disagree. Christie's speech was fantastic but in a much more subtle way. He showed the stark differences. Thoughts?


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1 posted on 08/28/2012 8:30:48 PM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: TheRhinelander

The buzz needs a new battery.


2 posted on 08/28/2012 8:32:58 PM PDT by moovova (Hope-ium...Time to kick the habit.)
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To: TheRhinelander

Both good, Ann better, scripted Christie took some brightness off his appeal.


3 posted on 08/28/2012 8:33:47 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: TheRhinelander

I thought that Gov. Christie’s speech was one of his best speeches. He sounded like his is on fire.

Ann Romney, I missed her speech.


4 posted on 08/28/2012 8:34:01 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: TheRhinelander

I saw it the same way you did: Ann was fine but I thought Chris Christie was great. To me, he outlined the challenges we face as a country. I don’t know what she could have said that would change my impression. They are both preaching to the choir. BTW, I am a woman and didn’t necessarily feel any connection with her. Not that I didn’t like her, it just didn’t move the needle for me.


5 posted on 08/28/2012 8:34:16 PM PDT by luv2ski
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To: TheRhinelander

I think Christie’s speech was written by GOPe consultants and he just read if off the page.


6 posted on 08/28/2012 8:34:18 PM PDT by DManA
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To: TheRhinelander

My sister in law said Ann Romney’s speech brought tears to her eyes, then she added she was on her feet clapping and cheering over Christie’s speech.
I don’t know either way, I was watching reruns of Big Bang Theory.


7 posted on 08/28/2012 8:34:50 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: TheRhinelander

I liked the subtle attacks, but we need to ramp it up. Christie sounded like he was running. ‘stand up with ME’


8 posted on 08/28/2012 8:35:32 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: TheRhinelander

Chris Christie believes in man-made global warming.
he is not against illegal immigration.
he is not against Obamacare.
he is pro-Islam.
...
how is he different from Obama ?
the only good thing about him,
is he makes Romney look like a true conservative...


9 posted on 08/28/2012 8:36:09 PM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: TheRhinelander
Juan Williams is a jackwagon.

That may sound tangential, but it's not if you watched Fox News.

10 posted on 08/28/2012 8:36:35 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: TheRhinelander

Christie set the stage for the nominees to tackle the big issues.

He reassured the audience it can be done, and asked all of us to get behind the tem.

Goal accomplished.

Ann was very natural and effective. She revealed their humble roots, and very importantly that part of the mitt mystique is his humbleness.

Have seen examples of this in another post on the forum. Example, he paid for the education of a deceased friends children.


11 posted on 08/28/2012 8:36:58 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: TheRhinelander

Mitt could use Christie’s advice about being yourself so you don’t have to remember who you pretended to be the day before.


12 posted on 08/28/2012 8:37:48 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: TheRhinelander
I thought both speeches very good in their own way. Mrs Romney's obviously was aimed at the woman's vote. And she did it with out a teleprompter

I held my breath at the thought of how Gov Christie would speak, knowing he can be a bomb thrower thereby opening himself up to ridicule not from the Dems but the Lame Stream Media. But he threw bombs in a very Reagan like way that indeed framed what needs to be done (IMHO): It is time for us, as a new greatest generation, to save America as our parents/grand parents did from the Axis and the USSR. The challenge is as great.

13 posted on 08/28/2012 8:38:35 PM PDT by llevrok (2012 : This is a civil war, not an election)
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To: TheRhinelander
I agree with "the buzz."

Christie is better when he is talking off the cuff when agitated, IMO.

I thought Ann delivered hers like a pro!

You men remember she was talking to women!

14 posted on 08/28/2012 8:39:36 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: M. Thatcher
Ann showed herself to be a gracious, intelligent and loving mother and wife.

IMHO Christy was self-serving

15 posted on 08/28/2012 8:39:37 PM PDT by Rudder
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To: TheRhinelander

Christie praised the G.I. bill and Ann praised free scholarships for a quarter of high school students. So they have the meme of getting your college education paid for by someone else in common.


16 posted on 08/28/2012 8:40:04 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: moovova

I liked them both. Ann Romney is a classy lady, who would bring a little proper back to the position of FLOTUS. Christie did a good job of laying out philosophical differences in the dominant ideologies of the day. I LOVE that Obama was persona non grata.


17 posted on 08/28/2012 8:41:01 PM PDT by Greenpees (Coulda Shoulda Woulda)
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To: JediJones

You all musta missed Ann Romney’s quote=something like”Ours is a real marraige”. Could she be referring to Bill/Hillary?


18 posted on 08/28/2012 8:41:04 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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To: TheRhinelander

They were both GREAT speeches!


19 posted on 08/28/2012 8:41:57 PM PDT by SumProVita
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To: TheRhinelander
Two totally different speeches and THEY WERE BOTH GREAT.
20 posted on 08/28/2012 8:42:01 PM PDT by Spunky (Those)
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To: TheRhinelander

I don’t think Christie changed one vote. I think Ann Romney may change many votes.


21 posted on 08/28/2012 8:42:17 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Maybe Totus and Flotus?


22 posted on 08/28/2012 8:43:08 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Elendur

Christie is just like Romney.


23 posted on 08/28/2012 8:44:02 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw
Shalom & Blessings!

Hi...SVCW, and ALL

I Loved Both Speeches...My NJ Govenor was Great!

Mrs. Ann Romney really Hit a BIG HOME RUN TONIGHT!

I also LOVE The BIG BANG THEORY....my Favorite is Sheldon!

But then again...I enjoy the entire cast....they're Excellent! and make me LAUGH and LAUGH and LAUGH!

24 posted on 08/28/2012 8:44:37 PM PDT by Simcha7 ((The Plumb - Line has been Drawn, T'shuvah/Return for The Kingdom of HaShem is at hand!))
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To: Elendur

Oh. Shut. Up.

Seriously.


25 posted on 08/28/2012 8:44:50 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: JediJones

The GI bill was paid for with blood and limbs.


26 posted on 08/28/2012 8:44:50 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: jwalsh07

A lot of the women are saying she brought tears to their eyes. They don’t know she is a pro-abortionist and so is her husband Mitt. IOW, her speech was just as much self-promoting as Christie’s. It’s all one big sham. The convention is a giant, white washed tomb with lots of dead bodies rotting within.


27 posted on 08/28/2012 8:45:08 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: DIRTYSECRET

She probably meant Barry and Mickey.


28 posted on 08/28/2012 8:45:08 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Flycatcher

Funny though, especially how even Meghan Kelly made it clear that Juan Williams could eat S#!t and die for that remark.

I’d call him a useful idiot, but I think his usefulness has run out for the left. Poor Juan, he loses the left by taking money from Fox News, and he loses us just because he’s a friggin’ dolt.


29 posted on 08/28/2012 8:45:23 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: DIRTYSECRET

In her world view the only “Real Marriages” are ones sealed in a Mormon temple.


30 posted on 08/28/2012 8:45:41 PM PDT by DManA
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To: TheRhinelander
I thought Ann Romney was wonderful. She did her husband proud and will make a terrific First Lady. Gov Christie was fired up. I thought he did a great job but was a little distracted when he was obviously looking at the teleprompter. Sometimes I wish we would just go back to 3x5 cards, but I'm old.
31 posted on 08/28/2012 8:45:41 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: patriotspride

Christie set the stage for the nominees to tackle the big issues.

He reassured the audience it can be done, and asked all of us to get behind the team.

______________________________________

Christie is the FIRST person that I have heard that made ANY mention of the sacrifice it’s going to take to get the nation’s problems solved. He’s RIGHT...and it’s refreshing to hear the truth.


32 posted on 08/28/2012 8:45:50 PM PDT by SumProVita
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To: DManA

And that is not a snarky comment. That is a fact.


33 posted on 08/28/2012 8:46:19 PM PDT by DManA
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To: TheRhinelander

Ann Romney’s theme in her speech was such a bunch of woman worshiping, pandering BS, that it makes it impossible to take her POTUS seeking husband serious. I thought he was a pretty serious guy until I heard that dribble. Bring on the Bill Cosby sitcom where dad is a... well, I’ll start with this commentary...


34 posted on 08/28/2012 8:46:19 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: patriotspride
I just don't see Mitt being worse than Barry in any way!!!

I would feel a lot safer with Mitt in the Oval Office!!!!!

And I cannot imagine Mitt Romney with his feet propped up on WH furniture!

35 posted on 08/28/2012 8:46:32 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: TheRhinelander

Two different targets!! Both hit very near target!!


36 posted on 08/28/2012 8:47:04 PM PDT by Forrestfire (("To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." Theodore Roosevelt))
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To: JediJones
The GI bill WAS a good thing. It gave service men a chance to get an education and it gave America the most productive and educated workforce in the twentieth century.

The Scholarship program is just that AN earned program for the top 25% of high school graduates in the state, regardless of economic circumstances. Educating the brightest IS A GOOD IDEA.

37 posted on 08/28/2012 8:48:23 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: originalbuckeye

<img src=http://uploadpic.org/storage/2011/vSeKH1DnqRUuZldDSc4bECGu.jpg.


38 posted on 08/28/2012 8:48:28 PM PDT by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: DManA

Here’s a fact: nobody pays attention to those who talk to themselves.


39 posted on 08/28/2012 8:48:32 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Forrestfire

“Two different targets!! Both hit very near target!!”

Yes, both Bulls Eyes!


40 posted on 08/28/2012 8:48:43 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: TheRhinelander

Ann Romney’s speech had me gagging and groping for a shot of insulin... stat!

At first. Then it got better; then it got even better than that, and by the end it was pretty darn impressive.

Christie’s was good, although not great. He didn’t slice and dice Obamao like he COULD have, but it was a decent workmanlike speech. Probably the right speech for the circumstances. He can save the brutal red meat stuff for the campaign trail.

Just my 2c.


41 posted on 08/28/2012 8:48:48 PM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: An American!

42 posted on 08/28/2012 8:48:53 PM PDT by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: Flycatcher

I’m with you. Juan’s remark was horrible.


43 posted on 08/28/2012 8:49:00 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: JediJones

What a cheap shot.

Those were insignificant parts of both speeches, certainly not “Praise”, and I guess if you’ve got a problem with providing educational benefits for veterans who served their country under the GI Bill, then you and I don’t have much to talk about.

Anyone with ears would have heard very STRONG messages from both about the importance of self-sufficiency and getting the government out of the way of business and free enterprise.


44 posted on 08/28/2012 8:49:36 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Elendur

Elendur, if you watched his speech, you could answer your question. Chris Christie may or may not be in perfect alignment on every issue with a typical Freeper, but he believes in smaller, smarter government, people, not government, tackling challenges with conservative solutions. He has a photo of Reagan behind him. Obama looks to Mao and american communists for inspiration. Obama ignores the issues and demagogues...Christie takes them conservative solutions. Obama empowers union bosses, Christie takes them on and reduces their power in the statehouse. The contrast with Obama could not be more stark.


45 posted on 08/28/2012 8:49:45 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: TheRhinelander
Ann Romney vs. Chris Christie

No contest.....Ann Romney ! For Christie, how does one follow the very best Speech since the 2012 Election begun? Ann got five standing ovations!!!

I'd vote for Romney just to get Ann as the First Lady.

46 posted on 08/28/2012 8:51:43 PM PDT by topfile
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To: svcw

“I was watching reruns of Big Bang Theory.”

You missed some historical moments, but then the MSM wanted you to miss all of the historical moments. Send me you TS card so I can punch it.


47 posted on 08/28/2012 8:52:18 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: JediJones

What kind of ASS thinks of the GI bill as paid for by someone else? Every GI who served damned well deserves his/her educational benefits.


48 posted on 08/28/2012 8:52:47 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: TheRhinelander

I don’t waste my God-given time listening to LIBERALS, LIARS or the godless. Let Ann blow her words out her butt - the stench of the godless is repellant to GOD and to HIS Own!


49 posted on 08/28/2012 8:52:56 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: TheRhinelander
Christie was inspirational, like a half time locker room speech. He was talking about guts and fighting the fight we know needs to be fought.

Ann spoke from her heart with a theme of love for her man and her country. But, it was cleverly designed to be a direct hit against Obama's fake war on women issue. It worked well. A special extra to her speech was a great introduction provided by Puerto Rico's conservative First Lady Luce Vela.

Both of them were great efforts. I think they were two of the top three; the other being by former Alabama (D) Rep. Artur Davis.

50 posted on 08/28/2012 8:52:58 PM PDT by Baynative (A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for others)
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