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Montclair Delegates Wowed By Christie's Speech

Honorary delegate Roland Straten issues his latest report from the Republican National Convention.


All I can say is WOW! What a time.

For someone who is not that political, it was extremely exciting to be right in the middle of things.

The New Jersey delegation was thrilled with Gov. Chris Christie's speech. I will not try to describe it since the major news media will be all over it. I will say that everyone here, including delegates from other states, have a new respect for New Jersey. Christie's line about the "need for respect first and love will come later" was really relevant to New Jersey.

Ann Romney also thrilled the entire audience. Her comments were more addressed to women and she brought out Mitt Romney's compassion, love, and abilities.

If you have not heard these two speeches, go to the Internet and listen. It may influence your thinking.

There were also a lot of other great speakers, who I am pretty sure got drowned out by the media types thinking that their opinions were more important than others. I will look at my notes and give you more info in the future. If you have time listen to them as well. Even the "minor" speakers were extremely good.

In closing, the basic theme which I assume everyone got was based on President Obama's statement that people didn't build their business. We heard from many business people who feel that they built their businesses. 

And I have to agree. Government did not build [my business] Associated Fire Protection. My father, my son, and I built it with the government hurting much more than helping. 

Montclair's Own August 29, 2012 at 11:49 PM
Mr. Straten, I don't expect to convince you. You drink the kool-aid and then-some. But I have read the speech...and as noted in various articles, Christie says "I" 37 times, "Romney" 7 times (only later in the speech). But, yeah...he was glowing in his love for Romney. And I'll go do some research now.
HCKid August 30, 2012 at 02:15 AM
Roland, I have researched the speech and here are some interesting things 16 was the number of minutes that passed as Christie talked about his personal history and New Jersey record before he mentioned Mitt Romney’s name, the entire speech took 24 minutes. Here is the liberal media's take on the gov's speech as reported in Politico: • Fox News anchor Chris Wallace noted how long it took for the speech to mention Romney and called it “the most curious keynote speech I have ever heard. … For a moment, I forgot who was the nominee of the party.” • “I thought it was a tremendous disappointment,” added Republican strategist Alex Castellanos, saying the speech did nothing to advance the ball against Obama, or for Romney.
Peter Zorich August 30, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Go ahead and criticize Christie's speech, and or the GOP platform, but is it really necessary to personally attack Roland? Show a little class... stick to the issues.
Jenny Ogden September 02, 2012 at 11:00 AM
Roland I'd like to get involved in the campaign- where do you meet?
Roland Straten September 08, 2012 at 02:50 AM
Jenny send an email to montclairrepublicans@gmail.com with your contact info.

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