Uh-oh! Fox News host agrees with me on convention speeches by Ann Romney and Chris Christie!
Earlier today, I had THIS to say about last night’s doings in Tampa:
Would-be First Lady Ann Romney hit a home run with her speech last night at the Republican National Convention, but the charms of her remarks about life with Mitt and their family were obscured by what followed — a self-centered bit of oratory from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
The GOP cause would have been better served if the order of these two speeches had been reversed, with the evening ending on the heartfelt notes sounded by Mrs. Romney rather than on Christie’s celebration of himself.
Christie was 17 minutes into his speech — more than halfway – before he got around to mentioning the party’s new presidential nominee. He referred to Mitt Romney by name only seven times but used the word “I” 32 times.
And now, I see THIS TAKE on the same subject:
Fox News host Chris Wallace [above] had nothing but nice words for Ann Romney’s speech at the GOP convention on Tuesday night, saying that it was “effective” and that “everyone afterward was buzzing” about it.
But New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) convention speech? Not so much.
“I have to say, personally, I thought it was one of the most off-key keynote speeches I ever heard,” Wallace said.
He noted that Christie said the word “I” 37 times, “Romney” seven times, and “jobs” one time.
“[I]t seemed sometimes as if he was promoting his own candidacy more than he was Mitt Romney’s,” Wallace added. “People liked the speech, but not nearly the kind of intense reaction to it and intense listening to it that there was for Ann Romney.”
The only difference, it seems, is that Wallace counted 37 times that Christie used the word “I,” while my count was 32. I must have missed a few.