Keynote Speech Aims to Whip Up Republican Enthusiasm
29 August 2012
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie aims to increase enthusiasm for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in a keynote speech at the Republican National Convention.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie leaves the stage after addressing the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, August 28.
“Everybody stand up,” he said, urging Republication Party members to rally behind the presidential candidacy of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. “There's no time left to waste.”
The keynote speech, which aims to set the tone for the convention and get participants and viewers excited about the party and its nominees, is one of the most coveted speaking slots at a national party convention. Frequently, as it did in 2004 with the young Senator Barack Obama, it also showcases a rising star in the party.
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