August 29, 2012 at 11:50 am
The Republican National Convention kicked off last night in prime-time with big speeches from Ann Romney and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Romney’s address to the GOP convention was well received in the media for humanizing her husband, while the New Jersey governor’s speech was criticized for not mentioning Mitt Romney enough.
Tampa Bay Times: Ann Romney “projected confidence and warmth.”
New York Times: Ann Romney “gave a tribute that was loving and generous and revealed just how much Mr. Romney owes his talented and determined spouse.”
Boston Globe: Ann Romney “far exceeded” expectations. “It’s safe to say that hers was the best convention speech by any candidate’s spouse — and certainly the most important.”
Huffington Post: Ann Romney “stole the show with her speech at the Republican National Convention.”
Washington Post: Christie’s “speech was as much about Christie and what he has done in New Jersey as it was about Romney, his record.”
New York Post: Christie mentioned Romney “only seven times in his 2,638-word speech.”
Politico: Christie’s speech was “light on references to the Mitt Romney and instead focused on the New Jersey governor’s tenure in office.”