As a good citizen, I gave the Republicans an hour of my time this evening.
I listened to Ann Romney and Chris Christie.
I would be happy to be snarky about the whole business, but I have to admit that Ann Romney was very impressive. She was animated, appealing, charming, in fact everything that her husband doesn't seem to be. She was of course appealing to women voters, and after the blunders of the last few weeks and months, the Republicans could use a little appeal.
But alas, it isn't Ann that we would be voting for. It's those men and they won't be getting my vote.
Chris Christie was the keynoter, and he was mostly about Chris Christie. News flash, Gov, New Jersey still has one of the worst job recovery rates in the nation. You balanced the budget by deferring costs. You talk a lot about working together, about bi-partisanship and how it worked in NJ, and that we need that in DC. Well, we're waiting for your fellow Republicans there to do more than try to cause the President to fail. Maybe you could talk to them and straighten them out.
And I do have another issue, Governor. What is it with teachers unions? Now I confess, I don't know how things are on the east coast, so maybe when you say about Democrats "They believe in teachers unions, we believe in teachers", you have a reason to make that distinction. But here on the west coast, teachers and their unions are one and the same. They work for better teaching conditions because those are also better learning conditions.
And one other thing. You say that it is the Democrats "game of scaring and dividing our country". Really? I could have sworn I heard it coming from the other direction.
One hour a night is about all I need.