Skip to comments.Convention speeches: Ann Romney vs. Chris Christie
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?
Her speech did not move me, either. I am a woman, but then I was cooking in the kitchen so missed some of it.
Mitt Romney is the boss you wish you had if you kick ass and get your job done. You can quote me on that.
I know plenty about Mormonism, and even more about the ignorance, fear and bigotry all dressed up in the neat package that portrays itself as true Christianity when it is the farthest thing from it. You are a small minded bigot who believes that people who have a strong conviction and faith that differs from yours are not only mistaken but evil. I pity you for your mindless hatred. Shame on you!
But you know. And you can see the sham.
A white washed tomb with lots of dead bodies rotting within is hard to miss. I bet many see it as you do but they are too insecure to dissent from group think dogma.
i thought both speeches were excellent. ann helped mitt as she made him look more human and less wooden then he appears in public. why not emphasize family and children & grandchildren when the rats feel no guilt by placing and anchor of debt around the necks of my great-great grandchildren.
next time i hear a rat that we must “do it for the children” i will have a a hard time restraining myself from punching the idiot in the nose.
christie, well he emphasized that the rats said it couldn’t be done, yet under republican leadership it got done.
some of the best commercials that could be made would be a comparison between republican governors and rat governors.
how hard would it to compare communistfornia with jerry spacecadet brown versus Scott Walker?
they’re going bankrupt and republican governors are pulling their states back to prosperity.
no emotions, just plain hard facts.
That’s not my point of view. That is the Mormon point of view. Ask a Mormon. They’ll tell you I’m right.
What did he say ?
Obviously, you are clueless to the socialistic RomneyCare with abortion, romney initiating same sex marriage and personally married the perverts - he is EVIL to the core so DON’T taint conservatism with that maggot!
SHUT UP she explained.
Christie’s speech was fantastic ... for Christie.
Self serving to say the very least.
Actually I liked what I heard of Nikki Haley’s better than Ann’s or Christie’s. She actually made it clear that this nomination is about defeating Obama and the Democrats, not just an annual holiday getaway or something. Haley went through a great laundry list of the obscenities the Obama administration had inflicted on her state. She came off as a lot more strong, confident, substantive and intelligent than Ann Romney. Granted, Ann’s not a politician, but fluff is fluff. Christie was good on specifics on what he had done in NJ, but he didn’t do a great job connecting it to the heat we’re supposed to bringing to Obama. For one thing, education is supposed to be a state issue, especially to Republicans, so talking about teachers doesn’t have a lot to do with the campaign against Obama.
I earned my GI Bill with my service. It wasn’t given to me.
“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.”
What a great statement / summation you have made! Thank you very much.
The fear of Mormons is a bit sickening. Yeah, they have grown quickly as a religion, but so have others through time. I don’t fear them. Teach what you know and the truth will win out.
At least Mormons are not killing people who convert out of their religion. The people that Obama deeply feels for and sympathizes with and was raised with do that.
Who do you rather have for the next 4 years?
Her marriage comment was in reference to her marriage being hard work, just like everyone else’s, with MS and cancer and raising 5 kids, not like in a fairytale. Did you two even really listen to the speech?
We have freedom of religion in this country. I don’t have to agree with them on everything. ...and vice versa.
Romney is obviously capable of doing what Obama hasn’t done.
Go seek out Mormons. Let them tell you what they believe. Then come back and apologize to me.
Condi wants what Anne has.
Chris Christie, who says he is a Catholic, also believes you are born homosexual, and believes it’s OK to murder a child if you don’t like who the father is, as in cases of rape and incest. He is also for civil unions for homosexuals.
All three of these stances go against the Catholic Church and Christie could care less. He’s another cafeteria Catholic, in the same vein as Joe Biden, but not quite as bad.
But Obama doesn’t even “claim” to be pro life. And maybe Romney’s conversion is real. Isn’t it a good thing when people change to a more correcet viewpoint? And in any event, even if Romney was faking, I would guess it was his pro-choice stance that was a fake to get elected in MA, while his true inclinations were pro-life (based on his religion and family life), just like my assumption is that Obama has been pro-same sex marriage all along but was pretending to be against for political purposes.
“That may sound tangential, but it’s not if you watched Fox News.”
I would have liked to have seen Britt Hume drop kick the twerp off the balcony. What a schnorrer.
It’s NOT about you. It’s about one nation under GOD, not evil!
I hate EVIL/godless as God does. Speaking TRUTH is charitable and priceless.
No, most Democrats support an unlimited abortion license. Personally, I don't support any exceptions that Romney supports, but it is certainly not the unlimited abortion license supported by Obama and the Democrats.
She said she was an episcopalian when they met, and of course Willard was a Morman. So she left Christianity to join a cult started by some conman name Joe Smith.
Palin can’t be bought nor is she into cronyism - all those that were there can be and have been. Separating the wheat from the chaff.
Everyone is missing something: Anne talked about love. Cristie followed hee and poo pooed love.
I used it after giving 4 years to the Marine Corps. We don’t owe you shit.
Do you think Obama supports this paradigm?
Wrong. "Health" of the mother effectively means you can go in and get an abortion if you say it's giving you stress, a headache, etc. It is effectively no different than the most liberal Democrat position.
Ann- very good.
Ted Cruz and Artur Davis were the best speakers of the night.
I think they were the only two not using notes of any kind.
I like the way Cruz walked out on the stage and I liked the way Davis sounded like a preacher. I also thought that
good looking Janine Turner was good for the couple of minutes she spoke.
The John and Abigail Adams scholarships are actually a 1 or 2 K per annum incentive to pass the MCAS test as a sophomore in public HS, it only counts for UMASS/ State Schools or CC’s.
I only know this from going to Orientation at UMASS.
My son is inelligible as he went to parochial school through grade 11 and had to pass the MCAS as a Senior to graduate from a MA Public School.
What a joke.
He beat the crap out of the test.
We don’t qualify because he HAD to take it in order to graduate in Grade 12.
Three days of missed classses.
You make your choices and take your place.
I will not mock Mitt for this one even though it was a pain in the Ass, these kids are not brain dead . Teachers suck though.
He got his first “D” in English from a 2 named Bitch who failed all of the Conservative LAX players.
Teacher’s Unions should be dismantled...period.
What I’d rather have is not on the table. Non the less I believe God is in control.
Interesting! I had quite a different view! I thought Ann hit it out of the ball park. It is one of those impressionable moments that will stick in your memory for a very long time. It actually brought back memories of Sarah Palin’s acceptance speech. I thought she was amazingly poised, passionate and spellbinding
And as for Christie, I don’t know what everyone is talking about. The whole speech was red meat. he didn’t have to mentions obama by name every two seconds to show scorn for his failures and presidency. In fact I rather was happy that he spared us this miserable man’s name yet he attacked everything about him.
Romney is against nationalizing Romneycare and wants to repeal Obamacare. Romney did implement the court’s decision on SSM, but he did not initiate. As far as I know, he has not personally conducted any SSMs.
Megyn Kelly was ready to.
they sound like Positive Thinking preachers and motivational coaches
that might work given 40% of the country detests Obama but in normal years it is yet again like always a losing strategy
this is about turnout...they would be wise to pump up the base volume
women are simply not as a whole gonna go majority GOP...neither are any minority except Viets, older Cubans and rich South American expats
the meat of the GOP is white males over 40 and married white women
get them motivated..the lib media is actually right even though they say it like it is the pejorative
this avoid confrontation and red meat conservatism gameplan stinks of Yankee Neo Con and moderate Republicans like Lowell Weiker or Everett Dirksen woulda liked
I just cannot believe it
the modern GOP establishment is basically Scoop Jackson democrats
(look em up children...educate yerself)
Brit said, kind of reluctantly, the convention was off to a “reasonably good start.” He might be overstating the case a little. Except for Haley’s speech, I was not getting the case made to me as to why Obama needs to be replaced with someone else. Don’t they realize they’re running against an incumbent? They should be talking about Obama’s disastrous record. The whole reason Romney got the nomination was because people thought he had the best chance to beat Obama. If this convention continues to be about selling Romney, it’s going to flop bigtime. Romney’s not a desirable product. If it becomes about attacking Obama, then it could work very well, like Haley’s speech showed.
Bigoted? That is from a newbie and both signed up about the same time, right when Newt stepped down. So we know what we are dealing w/here.
MORMONISM is a godless cult. It is not bigoted to speak THE TRUTH but a command from God.
I agree with you. I could vote for a Mormon.
Go pound sand newbie. obumbum’s goose is cooked.
That would depend on how the “health” exception is defined and applied. While I don’t support the exception, I could see someone supporting the general concept while not necessarily supporting its elastic application. But even so, having the exception is still different from simply saying a woman has the “right to choose” regardless, full stop. Conceptually, they are not the same thing.
Nothing I said is untrue.
Here is what Christie actually said:
“Dad grew up in poverty. After returning from Army service, he worked at the Breyers Ice Cream plant in the 1950s. With that job and the G.I. bill he put himself through Rutgers University at night to become the first in his family to earn a college degree. Our first family picture was on his graduation day, with Mom beaming next to him, six months pregnant with me. “
You, Christies dad, my dad - and countless more, served their country and earned the GI Bill benefits.
This jackwagon “JediJones” owes each and every one of you an apology.
And, thank you for your service.
yadda yadda yadda........ obama is one and done!
“It actually brought back memories of Sarah Palins acceptance speech. I thought she was amazingly poised, passionate and spellbinding.”
Man, that is saying a lot. Palin’s speech was the best I have ever heard in a convention. Ever. Ann Romney was polished, poised, heartfelt and eloquent.
SP was resolute, patriotic and passionate. Alaskan.
Very different speeches, but Palin’s will someday be the one handlers will want their people to watch to convey a message. Problem is, they won’t have that stupendous messenger.
“No, most Democrats support an unlimited abortion license. Personally, I don’t support any exceptions that Romney supports, but it is certainly not the unlimited abortion license supported by Obama and the Democrats”
The health clause essentially makes abortion legal under all circumstances. The court, which Mittens said had “settled” the abortion issue, ruled that the health of the mother includes such disparate things as emotional well being and mental health. To use that term, Mittens was repeating the Democrat position. Barack Obama himself was saying partial birth abortion could not be banned because congress did not put in any exemptions “for the health of the mother.”
I got the same impression as you about Christie speech. I question if the right message is to tell people they have to sacrifice as Christie did. People hanging on by their financial finger nails are going to say what’s left to sacrifice? The seniors he said will be wiling to sacrifice for their grand children all have reverse mortgages.