Republican Convention 2012

GOP Hopes Christie Draws Attention Away from Storm

Preferably by giving a great keynote speech.

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Republicans are counting on New Jersey's tough-talking governor to, at least for a night, replace Tropical Storm Isaac on Americans' radars with his own brand of gusty rhetoric. 

With Chris Christie set to deliver the Republican National Convention keynote late Tuesday night, it's up to him to revive the storm-delayed affair. He'll have to be delicate—not exactly his strong suit—but the party is also relying on Christie to serve up a rousing speech that will demand national attention and rally voters around soon-to-be-nominee Mitt Romney.