Charles Krauthammer Weighs In on Chris Christie and Ann Romney Speeches
Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer gave Ann Romney’s speech at the RNC positive reviews and pointed out an implicit contrast to President Obama. He said, “I think the second part of it where she spoke in praise of her husband was utterly heartfelt and extremely effective.”
Krauthammer referred Mrs. Romney’s line when she said, “Mitt doesn’t like to talk about how he has helped others because he sees it as a privilege, not a political talking point. And we’re no different than the millions of Americans who quietly help their neighbors, their churches and their communities. They don’t do it so that others will think more of them. They do it because there is no greater joy.”
He assessed, “She’s basically saying there are two kinds of being genuine. There’s the political genuine where you appear to be caring and all that when you give your speeches and when you do handouts from the public treasury […] And then there’s real generosity that I’ve seen, she says, in my life. And that’s what he’s got and the beauty of it is he won’t talk about it because he has a sense that you don’t exploit it.”
Krauthammer called New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s keynote address one of “large ideas."
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