Opinion: Christie Hits Homerun with GOP Keynote

Here's what Wyckoff's mayor had to say about the N.J. governor's address

Wyckoff Mayor Chris DePhillips is in Florida for the Republican National Convention, attending as an Honorary Delegate with the N.J. Delegation. 

DePhillips was on the floor during Gov. Chris Christie's rousing keynote address to convention-goers.

You can watch the speech or read the full text .

Here's what DePhillips had to say about Christie's keynote:

Governor Christie hit a home run with his keynote address.  He has put New Jersey on the national map in an effective, positive way.  He showed the country tonight that the Christie Administration's successes in smaller government, lower taxes, and education and tenure reform can and will be replicated by the federal government under Romney-Ryan leadership.  The Governor also made the case that every challenge the country faces should not be met by bigger government.  I couldn't agree with him more.

What's your take on the speech? On the mayor's reaction of the speech? Let us know what you think in the comments below and vote in the poll.

Ed August 29, 2012 at 04:12 PM
I think that as the keynote speaker, Gov. Christie should have spent more time building up Romney's credentials and what Mitt brings to the table and could do for the country rather than what he (Christie) has done in NJ. How did "The Gov" garner independent votes or persuade undecided voters to vote for Romney when most of the speech was on personal reflections and accomplishments? Do you realize it took Christie 17 minutes (!!!!) before he even mentioned Mitt Romney by name?
Susanna August 29, 2012 at 10:23 PM
Did we all see the same speech? It was a flop! http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0812/80362.html?hp=t1_3
Ed August 30, 2012 at 02:25 AM
Susanna, read my comment more carefully and you will see that you and I agree! His speech really did nothing for Romney; it sounded more like a warm-up for a future run for the office of prez.
Susanna August 30, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Ed: My comment was directed at the Republican Wyckoff Mayor.
Emmaline September 09, 2012 at 01:28 PM
Christie was supposed to be speaking for electing a president not himself. He sounded like he had a case of "I-itis" Inflammation of one's self. But who knows maybe he don't like Romney. I really worry about too much power being given to states. There are states due to religion who do not allow the lottery. They say its a sin to gamble. We can say church and state separate but once a politician gets in office he will cater to the money politician and what the say.


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