Christie Working On Keynote Convention Speech
By Phil Gregory, WBGO News
August 24, 2012
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is spending most of the day working on the keynote speech he’ll make Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
Christie says he’s looking forward to delivering the keynote address.
“First of all I’ve never done it before so it will be a little bit of a new experience for me to be speaking in front of 30 or 40 million people whatever will be, but I don’t expect I’m the kind of guy who will get nervous. I think I’ll be anxious, but you know me I’ll be ready.”
Christie says the challenge of writing the speech is to lay out a vision for the country within the 20 minute time frame he has to make his remarks.
He doesn’t want to disclose many details of what he will say.
“I never said I wasn’t going to talk about the Jersey comeback. I just said those three words were not going to be in the speech, but not talk about the way the state has rebounded and doing much better than when I took it over two and a half years ago that might be in there.”
Christie also says he’ll mention the importance his family has had on his life.
“My family plays a really central part in my life so I think it’s hard to give that kind of speech without at least mentioning them. Plus then you have to go back to the hotel room. If you don’t mention them on national television you could wind up being in a lot of trouble.”
Despite speculation he could be considered for Attorney General if Mitt Romney is elected President, Christie says he would not accept a cabinet position because he wants to remain New Jersey’s governor. He says he won’t decide on whether to seek reelection until sometime after the Presidential election.
© 2012 WBGO News
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