It’s a coveted spot to give the keynote address at the National Convention.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will have that honor at the Republican National Convention that will be held in Tampa, August 27-30.
The spot often goes to some with presidential ambitions. Christie considered running for President this year but decided not to get into the race. Christie was also believed to be on Mitt Romney’s short list of candidates for the Vice Presidential nomination.
And Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida has been announced as the person who will introduce Mitt Romney, the night he accepts his party’s nomination for President.
Giving the keynote address at a national party convention can catapult the speaker into the spotlight.
In 2004, then Illinois State Senator Barack Obama was the keynoter at the Democratic National Convention in Boston.
Four years later in 2008, he was the party nominee and went on to win the White House.
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