New Jersey Governor Chris Christie brought the tough love in his keynote address tonight at the RNC. The Governor fired off as only Christie can — with fiery criticism of President Obama’s failed leadership.
“You see Mr. President, real leaders don’t follow polls, real leaders change polls,” roared Christie.
Christie stated that too often politicians choose the easy way out — the desire to be loved over the need to be respected: “Tonight, we’re going to choose respect over love.”
He explained: “I believe we have become paralyzed by our desire to be loved.”
Ann Romney talked of the need for love and the power women possess to hold the country together with their love. It was also a nod to the grassroots women who have led the tea party movement, effecting change and majority power for Republicans at the congressional level. Romney spoke of the love we have for country which propels us; Christie spoke of the love politicians have for themselves, for popularity, and for their own self-interests.
The Governor attacked teacher’s unions and those refuse to act in the best interests of their state — or the country — for fear of negative backlash. He gave the example of his educational overhaul in new Jersey.
Ann Romney spoke of what drives us; Chris Christie spoke of what we need to target in November — love and tough love, respectively.
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