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

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

The NYDN:

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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