Ok. I just saw christie's RNC keynote speech.
I'm a huge christie fan, but simply put, I was extremely disappointed by the speech. In this, I actually agree with the MSNBC pundits including chris matthews and rachel maddow.
- The speech was filled with platitudes on "telling the truth" but contained almost no specifics on policy or a philosophical defense of conservatism. There was no theme whatsoever. He meandered from one topic to another. This is one of his worst speeches I've ever seen. I don't know who wrote the speech, but the content was a debacle.
- Christie talked more about his own accomplishments as governor than about Romney. This infuriated me because he treated the speech as his audition for 2016 rather than selling Romney and why we NEED Romney as our president rather than Obama.
- Christie's point that respect is more important than love totally contradicted Ann Romney's speech. Huh? Do speechwriters read this stuff before sending them out on the stage?
- On style, Christie came across as a bit too angry. It's fine when he's speaking in jersey, but at a national convention that aims to appeal to independents, that's just not effective.
The first night of the RNC was disappointing. Ann's speech was fine but too corny for my tastes. The more critical problem is that there has not been any unifying theme on the conservative argument against Obama, liberalism as well as a coherent argument for a Romney presidency. I really hope that the next 2 nights are significantly better. If not, the GOP is screwed.