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Chris Christie Completes More Than Half of RNC Keynote Before Mentioning Romney: VIDEO


New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's RNC keynote speech was all about him.


He didn’t mention President Obama by name, and waited until he was about 16 minutes in until he finally said the R word — Romney — leading to TV images where the GOP candidate and his wife looked less than thrilled.

Christie instead started out with a gentle touch, evoking warm images of his mother, the real boss of his family. But it wasn’t long before he got down to politics, citing New Jersey’s track record — under his leadership, of course — as an example of the strides that could be made under a Romney administration.

“When I came into office, I could continue on the same path that led to wealth, jobs and people leaving the state, or I could do the job the people elected me to do — to do the big things,” he said, not failing to mention his successes have come in a state where Democrats enjoy a huge voter-enrollment edge.


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  1. Of COURSE it was all about him, he's going
    to run in 2016. Duh!

    Posted by: BrokebackBob | Aug 29, 2012 8:16:56 AM

  2. Good let him run next if he and doesn't drop dead of a heart attack.
    Let Cory Booker have his old job.

    Posted by: VDUFFORD | Aug 29, 2012 8:26:35 AM

  3. Successes? Is he talking about the highest unemployment in state in 35 years or about the massive lay-offs for teachers, police and fire fighters? Or maybe it's vetoing marriage equality and throwing every obstacle he can at medical marijuana while deregulating the casinos because, you know, the government shouldn't interfere in private things.

    Posted by: Ari | Aug 29, 2012 8:39:11 AM

  4. Ari...my sentiments exactly.....i love how the GOP claim to be all about jobs but have a sterling record of doing NOTHING to help stimulate the economy or solve unemployment. They are great at debating women's reproductive rights though....(actually i should just say prolific...they clearly have very little actual knowledge of how a woman's body works)

    Posted by: paul | Aug 29, 2012 8:45:19 AM

  5. Boy, talk about a lackluster speech for the coronation of Thurston Howell III. First, Christie talks about himself, which was probably 85% baloney. Then he completely contradicts Ann Romney's "love" moment because Christie feels we should "respect" the Republicans when they are trying to strip anyone who isn't rich and white of their "entitlements" (you know, those things you've been paying into for years and years... Meanwhile, not a single Republican politician is for ending their paycheck for life or lifetime health insurance...hmmm, anyone else see the irony?) They talk about unity but then that ugly little document called the Republican Platform pops up like a mutant baby screaming for anyone who isn't rich, white, and straight to go f*ck themselves.

    You get the feeling that even Ann Romney doesn't believe in her husband (but she was down on her knees trying to get women to come back to the party) and that Christie feels the Republican Presidential candidate is a waffle cone badmitton player who wears Mom jeans.

    Posted by: Bart | Aug 29, 2012 9:57:05 AM

  6. A selfish, narcissistic Republican all about himself? SHOCKER!

    Posted by: Ryan | Aug 29, 2012 10:13:51 AM

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  8. That graphic in the background is making me nauseous.

    Posted by: Peter | Aug 29, 2012 11:13:42 AM

  9. Perhaps they don't exactly get along because Ryan was picked as VP?? Christie's main accomplishment was civil service pension reform, which did not include any layoffs, despite 70000 new civil service positions in the last 10 years in NJ. Necessary, but not particularly exciting. He's no libertarian, or fiscal conservative, either.

    Posted by: anon | Aug 29, 2012 12:02:34 PM

  10. Surprised Christie got through it without pausing for a couple of Happy Meals and a milk shake.

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    "yo' mama's so fat she took up 60% of the width of towleroad's screenshot."

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