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John Canegata’s Trump Nomination Speech Considered 5th Best Overall By Slate Magazine
CLEVELAND — The Virgin Islands was ranked fifth in the nation at bragging about how good our state is.
In a piece called: “Which State Did the Best Job Bragging at the RNC? Slate’s Definitive Ranking,” the online magazine only liked four speeches better than State GOP Chairman John Canegata’s.
“The childhood home of Alexander Hamilton, the greatest basketball player Tim Duncan, where slaves were emancipated first in the New World, where no passport is required to visit the beautiful Caribbean islands of St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas … Let’s make America and the Caribbean great again,” Canegata told a national television audience estimated at 22.8 million people.
Slate said the best “bragging” speech was given by the State of Connecticut, with a talk that was short but sweet.
“Where we manufacture Pez, nuclear submarines, and the home of the WWE, where men are men and the women are champions,” Connecticut said.
Slate ranked Minnesota second talking about it being the home of Spam, followed by Rhode Island at number three “founded in 1631” and American Samoa was fourth with: “The greatest exporter of NFL players.”
Puerto Rico was judged to have given the 25th best speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
“Having voted to become the 51st state of the greatest nation on the face of the Earth, following the results of a binding presidential preference vote,” Puerto Rico said.
And in case you missed it on TV, all the states and territories nominated Donald Trump as the Republicans choice for president in 2016.
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