Patch’s Poll: Who Has Had the Best Speech from the Republican National Convention So Far?

Some key politicians and influential speakers, from Paul Ryan to Ann Romney to Chris Christie, have spoken at the 2012 RNC in the lead-up to Mitt Romney’s speech tonight.


Presidential nominee Mitt Romney is scheduled to close the Republican National Convention on Thursday with the final speech of the three-day event.

The speech is being billed as the “defining moment” of the convention, as reported by CNBC, when Romney will have to convince the country that he has what it takes to defeat President Barack Obama in November.

But there are several other speeches that lead up to today since the convention’s start on Tuesday. Observers and media personalities spoke highly of vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, Ann Romney, the presidential candidate's wife, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, among other people.

The New York Times has conventiently listed some of the top speeches on its website.

So, we ask, who has had the best speech from the Republican National Convention so far? Take our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.

Daniel K. Kehoe August 30, 2012 at 09:14 PM
Paul Ryan. But what's CNBC? Or, for that matter, the New York Times?
Maria Giannuzzi August 31, 2012 at 11:43 AM
I thought Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio had the best speeches. I disagreed with many of Mr. Rubio's statements, but the speech was lively, coherent and well-presented. Paul Ryan's speech was clever, but demonstrated the failure of imagination that is so prevalent among the far right. Mitt Romney's speech? A good introduction to his life and philosophy but no specifics. We already knew the charges against President Obama. Mr. Romney failed to make a strong, specific case for a Romney administration. My understanding from reporters following the campaign is that the Romney campaign has yet to put forth a detailed economic plan. Can this be true? But perhaps they don't need a detailed plan. If your only strategy is more tax cuts for the wealthy, then your plan is pretty simple. Last night a Republican economist stated that the Republicans' attempts at supply-side economics (tax cuts for the rich) have failed in the past. According to this economist, the tax cuts increase the wealth of the already wealthy, but only provide a slight boost to the economy. He emphasized that this slight boost does not make up for the substantial loss in tax revenues caused by the tax cuts. But the Republicans keep trying, so sure is their belief in supply-side. I think we are at a tipping point in our history. If the Republicans do win and put supply-side economics in effect, they must succeed this time. If they do not, their credibility will be permanently damaged.


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