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Did Speeches by Ann Romney and Gov. Chris Christie Live Up to Expectations?

Next to the presidential and vice presidential nominees, Ann Romney and Gov. Chris Christie's speeches were the most anticipated at the Republican National Convention.

Almost no speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. was more hyped than the one of Ann Romney, wife of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. It generated almost as much excitement among party favorites as her husband's acceptance speech, which is set to take place on the last day of the RNC. Another much anticipated speech was the one given by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Now that both speeches are over, did they live up to expectations? Ann Romney was reported to be nervous about using the teleprompter for the first time, but not much else. She was expected to show the more human side of her husband - to dispel much of the talk about him being unapproachable. Christie, on the other hand, was expected to be his usual flamboyant self, generating excitement and enthusiasm for the ticket.

So now that the speeches are over and ready to be filed in the history books, did they live up to expectations? Do you now see Romney as more approachable and "likable?" Did Christie deliver the shot of enthusiasm the GOP needed?

Michael paul August 31, 2012 at 12:30 PM
I am a product dream, my problem I did not set my goals high enough, it is up to me....mitt Romney is one who set his goals high and has achieved them. Originally he would mot have been my first choice for Republican but I truly believe I was wrong. He is the man so many of of strove to be and if elected I can only see optimism and pride return to America...Mr Obama represents nothing that I embrace, I wish him no harm, I just want him gone....I was taught many years ago by a man much wiser that I that a man's circumstances and his circle of friends reveal him....Obama revealed himself to me long ago....I just happened to listen....his policies and lack of leadership confirmed it....
Racer X August 31, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Hi Larry, I am afraid I owe you a big apology. Somehow, I mistook you for Frank Jones. I got who was saying what mixed up in my pea brain. Words cannot express my regret. I really enjoy your posts. You are no Prius driver. Cheers, Mike
Larry Reid August 31, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Mike, no problem. I was afraid my joke with Maureen may have been out of line. I meant no harm.
Deborah Lang September 27, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Can you imagine anyone bashing Jacquelyn Bouvier Kennedy Onassis? Did you hear Ann Romney say they gave away Mitt's inheritance? They lived in a basement apartment. I once lived in a garage apartment, no auto, no trust fund but I'm hard working, do not expect a hand-out like a dog and I only applaud the Romney's for their dedication. Look at their 5 children who have never been in trouble. That in itself is stellar.
Deborah Lang September 27, 2012 at 01:53 PM
Well said. Good to hear another mother's voice. I too raised 5 children, all daughters. No pic-nic I assure you. And no hand outs. Now we are facing our Social Security we paid for being taken away because we are right on the cusp of a middle retirement income. And the government is taking billions out of Medicare to fund O'bama care. Why not just FiX it?

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