Somehow, I stayed awake through the first hour of speeches last night. Glad I did because I really enjoyed Chris Christie's speech.

So far, Christie has been the highlight of the convention, but there were a few others that I thought did really well too.

Ann Romney came off as sincere and probably gave the best speech of any first lady hopefull I've heard.

Rick Santorum's speech was uplifting and very personal. People can make fun of his sweaters and simplistic views all they want, the guy is very sincere and principled (and yes, he said it clearly: If you get married, THEN have kids, your more likely to NOT be living in poverty. It's a fact. Look it up. Don't understand why him saying that caused such a stir, but it did.)

There were two other speakers that I hadn't heard before that I was really impressed with and expect to see on the national scene more and more.

The first was Mia Love, the virtually unknown Mayor Saratoga Springs, Utah. This lady is smart and seemingly fearless. No doubt this lady has a bright political future.

I was also impressed with South Carolina's Governor, Nikki Haley (the youngest Governor in America and the first woman governor of South Carolina). As my friend pointed out, she seems to be someone who you could sit down and just talk frank with about the issues facing America today. My friend thinks in 2016 we're going to see a Christie/Haley ticket being nominated at the RNC.

Personally, I'd like to see the Republicans spend less time talking about Obama's failures and more time pushing an encouraging message and talking about their vision for the future. But, all in all I like the platform they're promoting.

What do you think about the RNC so far? What speakers have stood out the most to you? Post your comments below!