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Report: Chris Christie To Give Republican Convention Keynote Speech

Reports this morning indicate Chris Christie is likely to be the person tapped to given the Keynote Address at next month’s Republican National Convention:

The word is going out quietly to Republican activists across New Jersey: If you’re going to the GOP convention in Tampa next month, be sure to be there by Tuesday night, Aug. 28, because Gov. Chris Christie is going to be giving the keynote speech that night.

This is the New York Post so perhaps some skepticism is warranted, but it strikes me that Christie would be an ideal keynoter and I’ve been expecting his selection for awhile now. Assuming it’s true, it should be an interesting night.

H/T: Taegan Goddard

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  1. Tsar Nicholas says:

    Given that it’s a New York Post article Christie’s chances of being the keynote probably are worse today than they were yesterday. That said, however, if Christie were the keynote perhaps he’d be able to talk some sense into some of the more addled members of Zombieland, but then again probably not.

    Visuals matter. Demographics matter. For this gig I would tap either Rubio or Brian Sandoval.

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  2. “My fellow Republicans, u bah ko ratta kah ba wipa ky is ka chone kawa wookiee!”

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  3. Fiona says:

    I’d tune in to see Christie speak just to see how many feathers he ruffles.

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  4. al-Ameda says:

    I think it’s a pretty good choice.

    He perfectly exemplifies the current Republican Party demographic – angry white men and women, who have a hard time controlling their anger when discussing the issues of the day.

    Scott walker might have been a better choice because Governor Walker seems to be able to control himself a bit better.

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  5. Septimius says:

    but it strikes me that Christie would be an ideal keynoter and I’ve been expecting his selection for awhile now. Assuming it’s true, it should be an interesting night.

    Last week you said that Christie’s style doesn’t play outside of NJ. Now, you think he’d be an ideal keynoter for the national convention. Consistent much?

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  6. JohnMcC says:

    Chance anyone will heckle him seems pretty low. So probably he’ll do OK. It’s any unauthorized contradiction that turns him in the Incredible Hulk. As long as he’s not tearing his shirt off he’s just a kind of generic so-called-conservative.

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  7. CSK says:

    And, unlike Sarah Palin, he didn’t even have to whine in public to get the gig.

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