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When New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took the stage for his keynote at the Republican National Convention Tuesday night, he joined an exclusive if somewhat random group of major-party keynote speakers. Sometimes these speeches turn politicians into stars (witness Barack Obama's 2004 Democratic address). More often, they don't (hands up, anybody who remembers a word Evan Bayh said at the '96 DNC). Here are eight of the more notable major-party keynoters of our time. Can you name them and the conventions they addressed? And for bonus points: which one is the only person to deliver a keynote at two major-party conventions?



Answers are here. Please post your guesses, speculations, or arguments below! But know this: the Trivial Eye is presented for public amusement and no prizes are offered other than that familiar feeling of aggravation that so much of your mind is occupied by useless trivia.

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dwootshrute


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Zell Miller was a Democratic Senator, who spoke at a Democratic convention, and then later he spoke at a Republican convention.

RWoodward


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1. Colin Powell
2. Mario Cuomo
3. Bill Bradley
4. Rudy Giuliani
5. ?
6. Barbara Jordan
7. Ann Richards
8. Douglas MacArthur

jeffandmonica


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RWoodward wrote:1. Colin Powell
2. Mario Cuomo
3. Bill Bradley
4. Rudy Giuliani
5. ?
6. Barbara Jordan
7. Ann Richards
8. Douglas MacArthur



5. Here's a clue. the guy mentioned in the post just before yours.

russchott


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Where did that pic of Rudy Giuliani come from? Was he on SNL or something?