Tampa, Florida-- The convention kicks into high gear today after taking yesterday off because of Tropical Storm Isaac, which has since taken on the title of Hurricane Isaac.
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Tonight's keynote address comes from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, but before he could even take the stage today, Christie made the rounds of the morning talk show circuit, denying a report he turned down an offer to be Mitt Romney's running mate because he didn't think Romney could win.
The report was in the New York Post.
On the CBS This Morning, Christie told anchors Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell he was the first governor to back Romney, "the first governor in America to endorse him, run around the country to 15 different states campaigning for him and raising money."
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Christie continued, "I didn't do that because I had nothing else to do. I did it because I believe the guy's the best guy to be president and can win. I not only believe Mitt Romney can win, I believe he will win, and I'm here because I support him and believe in what he's going to do for our country."
Christie admits he has a tough act to follow with tonight's keynote address, Ann Romney.
It will be her job to tell Mitt Romney's story and humanize him, by presenting Mitt Romney as more than a successful businessman and former Republican governor of a Democratic State--Massachusetts.
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