New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will deliver the keynote address at the Republican convention at the end of the month in Tampa. What doyou expect to hear from him? How will he perform?
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will deliver the keynote address at the Republican convention at the end of the month in Tampa. It’s a high-profile appearance for the governor that could project him into the national spotlight.
David Greenberg, a Rutgers media studies professor, said in an interview with Rutgers Today that Christie tends to have more common-man appearance compared with Mitt Romney, who comes off to many voters as the epitome of the One Percent.
[Christie] may be able to deliver the Republican message in terms that regular people can relate to. His major failing as a messenger, however, is that he often comes across as a bully or a loudmouth. […] The keynote is usually a time for someone more statesmanlike. Christie will have to find a new form of political rhetoric, one that does not alienate people who disagree with him, to succeed as a keynoter.
Do you think Christie can help build a bridge between the everyman GOP voter and silver-spoon Mitt Romney? How do you think Christie will perform at the convention?