Chris Christie and Marco Rubio will get star turns at the Republican convention:
Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey, will bring his blunt, everyman style of politics to a much bigger, prime-time stage as the keynote speaker of the Republican National Convention, officials announced on Tuesday.
Mr. Christie, who briefly considered running for president himself last year, will deliver one of the most closely watched speeches of the week. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, a Republican rising star who had been considered as a vice-presidential nominee for Mitt Romney, will introduce Mr. Romney at the convention, which will be held in Tampa, Fla.
This is how Obama got launched in 2004. Yike.