Keynote speech by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at the Republican National Convention

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  • Lagomorph Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 29, 2012 1:30 p.m.

    Gov. Christie: "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."

    No government support there, right? He built it alone with no help from a federal government program or a state university.

    The WE BUILT IT banner at the convention was often partially obscured by tall signs in the television coverage. Sometimes it appeared to say WE BLEW IT. Other times the BU L IT looked a bit like, well, a commentary on the proceedings.

  • Lagomorph Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 29, 2012 1:17 p.m.

    Gov. Christie: "Tonight, we choose respect over love."

    And with that remark gave Ann Romney, whose speech was completely themed about love, a big thumb in the face. Don't the convention organizers get together beforehand to discuss content?

    Maybe Jim Matheson will use this clip in a campaign ad.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Aug. 29, 2012 8:39 a.m.

    I do like Gov Christie. Dont agree with everything, but certainly with a lot.

    Did anyone notice that he talked about bi-partisanship on multiple occasions?

    But with bipartisan leadership, we saved taxpayers
    $132 billion dollars over 30 years and saved retirees their
    pensions. We did it.

    But for the first time in 100 years, with bipartisan
    support, you know the answer. We did it.

    if we tell the people the truth, that they will act bigger than the pettiness we see in
    Washington, D.C. We believe it is possible to forge bipartisan
    compromise, and stand up for our conservative principles.

    I can assure you he was talking to both R and D.
    And if you asked him what compromise means to him it is not "my way or the highway"

    Those of you who feel compromise is a dirty word are killing our country.

  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 29, 2012 7:50 a.m.

    Lets see if you talk about taxing rich people that is class warfare. Remember "corporations are people too" but teachers unions are not. The democrats divide the country and have a campaign of hate, but apparently it is ok for Mr. Christie to demonize teachers unions over and over. It is ok for Mr. Christie to cut pensions on public workers who worked hard, negotiated retirement plans in good faith, but its not ok to ask the rich to pay a little more in taxes. I don't know, seems to me there a some double standards out there.