Media feeding frenzy: Chris Christie's keynote address earns sour marks

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  • rightascension Provo, UT
    Aug. 30, 2012 9:22 a.m.

    Chris Christie has the usual sorts of ambitions for New Jersey politicians who think they are too big for New Jersey. Paul Ryan has a good, long, strong record of public service and is brighter than your average house member. He certainly must realize that -- with a handful of exceptions that prove the rule -- the vice presidency rule is a dead-end, spare-parts job. [too soon to tell if Bush I and Gore-who-really-won-2000 really constitute a new modern trend] I suspect both of them observe Romney and realize in their heart of hearts that if can be president, so can they. They must also realize their futures are much brighter if Romney loses 2012.

  • SammyB Provo, UT
    Aug. 29, 2012 9:58 p.m.


    Freedom is the only basis for true happiness even if life is more challenging when we each are in charge of our own actions and successes. History has shown again and again that people do not work as hard when they are forced to share their money with those who refuse to work.

    Don't get me wrong. Many people are seriously lacking the principles of social responsibility toward the less fortunate, widows, sick etc. that the founding fathers said we needed to reach out to. I believe you have sincere desires to help others but we disagree on whether that should be done by force or if we should encourage social dialogue of helping others that was so prevalent 200 years ago.

  • oldcougar Orem, UT
    Aug. 29, 2012 9:58 p.m.

    I have been a huge Christie fan...but I was disappointed in this speech...not the deliver, but the content. He was not a team player. He was initiating and promoting his run for the presidency...rather than doing all he could to help Mitt win, he was hedging his bets and revving up his own campaign engine...just check out his massive and continuous social media presence. I think he may regret what was a bold, but selfish move.

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 29, 2012 6:37 p.m.

    Christie talked about "shared sacrifice." How's that again? Romney and Ryan are all about sacrificing the working class. Oh well, more of the idiocy of the two party duopoly. The best thing I have ever done is get out of this farce and join the Socialist Party - USA. We are the future (but only after much sorrow and suffering).

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 29, 2012 5:58 p.m.

    If the left leaning media doesn't like it........then by all means Christy hit it out of the park! By the way Obama is tanking in the polls more and more every week!

  • JohnHerald Allentown, PA
    Aug. 29, 2012 5:26 p.m.

    The best reaction I heard to Christie's speech was the Molly Ivins quip on Pat Buchanan's 1992 convention address: It sounded better in the original German. According to Christie. the American people are at fault and we should all sacrifice. Well, not all of us. Millionaires, for example. After all, they're job creators. The rest of us? We should take out loans or dip into our 401k's to put our kids through college. We should plop grandma on the back stoop when winter comes. We should watch our standards of living steadily decline while Wall Street rakes in a bigger share of the economy each year. Why? Because we're that stupid. Or at least that's what Chris Christie and other leaders in the GOP think.