Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Speaker: Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey In delivering his speech on Tuesday night at the convention, Governor Chris Christie constructed a courtroom context in which he laid out a strong case against Hillary Clinton. Listing many failures by the former Secretary of State, he gave a resounding indictment against her that highlighted in clear and concise terms why Clinton should not be president. Libya, Nigeria, Syria, Iran, China, Cuba, that list is extensive. With each line item in the indictment, he gave the opportunity for the partisan audience to offer their verdict. Without exception, the crowd cried out “guilty!” Now, on the floor of the Republican National Convention, that response would be fully unsurprising, but the facts given by Christie should truly elicit the same response from voters of all party affiliations. Hillary Clinton is not worthy of the office of the president. As Christie proclaimed at one point, “We didn’t disqualify her to be president of the United States, her life and her career disqualify her.” The Democratic nominees who went before her were much too liberal for my taste, and those that won, I believe, weakened our country in so many ways. But none of them come close to Clinton in terms of being completely unworthy to be president. If she were anyone other than a Democratic politician, her career would have been long since done. And I believe many Democrats secretly worry that their nominee is not fit to run. I guess they are willing to take the chance that the cloak of the mainstream media, which has come through for them so often in the past, will be able to hide the real candidate from the voting public and manufacture an acceptable one. If you haven’t seen the speech yet, it’s worth your time.