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Report: Chris Christie to keynote GOP convention
CBS ^ | 07/18/2012 | By Lindsey Boerma

Posted on 07/18/2012 12:18:55 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd

(CBS News) Chris Christie is poised to deliver the Republican convention's keynote address in Tampa next month, some GOP leaders leaked Wednesday morning - a report which, if true, would effectively wipe the New Jersey governor from shortlists speculating Mitt Romney's VP pick.

One top party activist told the New York Post that Christie will speak Tuesday night of the convention, Aug. 28. "They're saying he's the keynoter," the source said.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: 2012keynote; 2012rncconvention; chrischristie; christie; romney2012
(Yawn)

Someone wake me up. I sure don't wanna miss this.

/s

1 posted on 07/18/2012 12:19:06 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Ah the NeoRepublican party is being represented by a rising star in their movement. How heart warming. /s


2 posted on 07/18/2012 12:22:20 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Have they invited steny hoyer as a guest speaker yet?

LLS

3 posted on 07/18/2012 12:23:57 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Durus
This rising star looks more like a fallen aSSteroid.
4 posted on 07/18/2012 12:25:12 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Crispie Cream Christie


5 posted on 07/18/2012 12:30:12 PM PDT by MachIV
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To: Responsibility2nd

I actually like the choice. For Keynote Speaker. After that, he can go back to New Jersey and keep on governing.


6 posted on 07/18/2012 12:42:25 PM PDT by The Man
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To: Responsibility2nd

Palin is not on the speaking list...must be on the VP list.....;~)


7 posted on 07/18/2012 12:43:30 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: Beagle8U

I wouldn’t care that he was a funny looking fat ass if he were conservative. Looks don’t have much bearing on how I judge politicians.


8 posted on 07/18/2012 12:44:24 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: The Man

I agree. Christie is a fiery speaker; I’d expect a lot of red meat. And he’s a very successful Republican governor of a large state.

Probably some others known and unknown who could do a good job of keynote also.


9 posted on 07/18/2012 12:45:43 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Would have liked to see Rubio here...it would have been a proper role for a rising star in his home state. Also, would have sent a solid conservative Hispanic to the top of the headlines. Other than his immigration flop, he’s among our best on the issues.

Might mean Rubio is still in the running for VP. Might mean they are back benching conservatives in favor of rockefeller, northeastern, big tent republicans.We’ll see.


10 posted on 07/18/2012 12:51:53 PM PDT by ilgipper ( November cannot come soon enough)
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To: ilgipper

Seems the selection of Christie as a keynote speaker indicates the Romney campaign and the platform is to be a very, very moderate campaign.


11 posted on 07/18/2012 12:57:02 PM PDT by BillGunn (Bill Gunn for Congress district one rep. Massachusetts)
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To: ilgipper

Rubio no executive experience. He has a long way to go before he should be considered a “rising star”.


12 posted on 07/18/2012 1:15:43 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: BillGunn

Only if his speech is about gun grabbing and homosexuality. I seriously doubt Christie will be speaking about his leftist positions.


13 posted on 07/18/2012 1:18:36 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Responsibility2nd
(Yawn)

Someone wake me up. I sure don't wanna miss this.

/s

My socialiist sister said last year that she kind of liked Chris Christie. She hates Romney with a passion though, so she probably won't watch or listen to the GOP convention speeches. However, I figure she represents a portion of the people who just might vote The Won out of office if a strong alternative is presented. They may not listen to whitebread Romney, but are already familiar with tough guy Christie and can't help but respect the fact that he stands up for what he believes.

It seems to me a good idea to have Christie give the keynote speech. He's known as a tough guy who doesn't take any guff. We all whine about the GOP having no spine and moan about Boehner being a crybaby, then proceed to diss Chris instead of recognizing anything positive he has to offer. It is wise to use his strengths to help win the election.

I've been re-reading "A Warning to The West" by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. In one speech, says:

You have to understand the nature of communism. The very ideology of communism, all of Lenin's teachings,are that anyone is considered to be a fool who doesn't take what's lying in front of him. If you can take it, take it. If you can attack, attack. But if there's a wall, then go back. And the Communist leaders respect only firmnessand have contempt and laugh at persons who continually give in to them.

Your people are now saying - and this is the last quotation I am going to give you from the statements of your leaders - "Power, without any attempt at conciliation, will lead to a world conflict." But I would say that power with continual subservience is no power at all. But from our experience I can tell you that only firmness will make it possible to withstand the assaults of Communist totalitarianism.

So you might want to think about that little nap you say you're taking. We need to take this election very seriously because our beloved America is what's at stake.

14 posted on 07/18/2012 1:40:49 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

CC is a helluva speaker. Should be a great night.


15 posted on 07/18/2012 1:43:13 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: ilgipper

“Other than his immigration flop, he’s among our best on the issues.”

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Well, Rubio’s open, unapolgetic racism on that issue is a HUGE flop.

Illegal invasion (it is by definition most definitely NOT “immigration”), on its current trajectory, will end up destroying this country.


16 posted on 07/18/2012 1:49:23 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Well, CCC isn’t the Veep choice then. Yawn.


17 posted on 07/18/2012 2:01:01 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: arasina

So you might want to think about that little nap you say you’re taking. We need to take this election very seriously because our beloved America is what’s at stake.

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You are correct. But the RNC is offering little to nothing to arouse me from my slumber. Our only chance to restore America to the greatness she once had is far from political.

I’ve given up hope on any politician being able to turn this mess around.


18 posted on 07/18/2012 2:02:30 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

GOP invites leading holler guy to convention.


Hollerers gather to make a loud noise at Spivey’s Corner

Kathleen Kearns

If you hear the word “hollering” and think of pig-calling — you know, a “Suuu-eeee!” of the “Hee Haw” variety — you ain’t heard nothing yet.

It turns out there’s a whole lot more to hollering than bringing in the pigs. There are good morning hollers, hollers to keep a work rhythm going, and hollers used by men driving logs down a river. There are courting hollers, hollered versions of hymns, and hollers that tell your neighbors you’re getting ready to slaughter hogs.

Hollering in all its glory is a homegrown art form of the rural South, and it’s being kept alive through a 35-year-old contest in Spivey’s Corner. You can hear it for yourself at this year’s edition on June 21.

Back in the 1970s, H.H. Oliver, an early champion, explained on tape how the hollering tradition was used by farm families. “When you had trouble, you had to get out and holler. I remember one time that there was a child that fell out of the porch and cut its head open and the lady got out and hollered.” Oliver demonstrated by hollering three times, a loud, primal two-note call that would chill any red-blooded creature to the bone.

He went on, “And my mama said, ‘Well, we’d better go down and see what’s the matter at Susan’s.’ So we tore out down there and the little fellow that fell out of the porch and cut his head open, my mother took some cobwebs and wiped on his face, and after a while he stopped bleeding. That’s what they call a distress holler.


19 posted on 07/18/2012 2:14:33 PM PDT by ex-snook (without forgiveness there is no Christianity)
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To: ex-snook

There’s a difference between hollering and calling people names in public. A person who calls someone names in front of an audience is abusive and a bully. I refuse to enable that behavior.


20 posted on 07/18/2012 2:19:39 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: wolfman23601

Rubio no es Natural Born Citizen, if that still matters here in Mombasaland.Neither is that welly welly wimpy LA Governor, Bobby (!) Jindal. BTW, “Bobby” mayb be OK you be runnin for Sheriff of Plaquemines Parish, but it ain’t no kinda handle for a guy seeking national office, for which he be ineligible.


21 posted on 07/18/2012 2:30:41 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and FU Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: All

I don’t have a problem with Christie giving the keynote address. Folks, he’s a Northeastern Republican. In that area, he’s about as good as we’re gonna get.

But given my choice (and from watching these individuals speak), my choice would be Gov Susanna Martinez of New Mexico.

Just sit back and watch Democrat heads explode all across the US as a conservative Hispanic woman takes the stage to expound on what the GOP stands for.


22 posted on 07/19/2012 2:48:37 PM PDT by MplsSteve (General Mills is pro-gay marriage! Boycott their products!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Carnival of the RINO’s.


23 posted on 07/19/2012 5:29:12 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Gov. Crispy Cream of NJ is absolutely the wrong OPTIC for the party.

He will represent a party which is out of touch with starving poor people.


24 posted on 08/14/2012 7:58:40 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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