NJ Gov. Christie, Ann Romney speak at Tuesday's Republican National Convention
Posted at: 08/28/2012 10:02 PM
| Updated at: 08/28/2012 10:35 PM
By: Chris Ramirez, KOB Eyewitness News 4; Danielle Flores, KOB.com
It was a big night for the Republican party as some of their biggest leaders got a prime-time audience on all the major networks.
New Mexico was represented at the 2012 Republican National Convention Tuesday night. Phil Archuleta from Mountainair made the trip to Tampa to deliver a short speech on stage before the headliners.
Archuleta's speech was one with a message that he hopes millions will relate to.
"He pushed the stimulus," Archuleta stated. "I believe my work was going to explode with work. Unfortunately, it didn't happened."
Archuleta owns a small business making road signs. He said new federal policies have left his business without work in New Mexico. "It's devastated my business."
Keynote speaker New Jersey Governor Chris Christie resonated that message.
"Our leaders today have decided it's more important to be popular - to say and do what's easy and to say yes rather than to say no, when no is what is required," Governor Christie stated.
He spoke about how he cut taxes in his home state despite many telling him it was impossible. Governor Christie used that as opportunity to rally the nation to make a change by electing GOP leadership this November. "Tonight, we are beginning to do what is right and what is necessary to make America great again."
On a softer note, Ann Romney spoke little about politics. Her message centered around love and her years of marriage to Mitt Romney, including some of the more turbulent times.
"I read somewhere that Mitt and I have a story book marriage," Ann Romney said. "Well let me tell you something...in the storybooks I read, there were never long, long rainy winter afternoons in a house with five boys screaming at once. And those storybooks never seemed to have chapters called MS or breast cancer."
Mitt Romney made a surprise appearance at the end of Ann's speech, making it his first real appearance of the RNC.
As the RNC wrapped up Tuesday night, KOB Eyewitness News 4 reporter Chris Ramirez is already getting into full gear for Wednesday night as New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez will take the national stage.