Gov. Dannel P. Malloy hasn’t decided exactly what he will say at the Democratic National Convention next week in Charlotte, but he knows he won’t be talking to a chair.
The comment, which came after the state’s monthly Bond Commission meeting Friday, was a dig at Clint Eastwood, who spoke Thursday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Eastwood used an empty chair as a prop to pretend he was speaking to President Barack Obama.
“I may bring a chair up with me and talk to it. That was one of the high points of the entire convention,” Malloy joked.
“It’s a short speech, but it’s not going to be about me. I’m not like other governors,” Malloy said, taking a dig at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Malloy and Christie often spar over tax policies both on and off national television.
Christie addressed the Republican National Convention on Tuesday and spoke about his upbringing before endorsing Mitt Romney.
Speeches from people talking about themselves at the RNC were “rampant,” Malloy said.
But on a more serious note, Malloy said he’s going to talk about what Obama has done and what’s at stake if Romney and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan are elected. Obama is up seven points over Romney in Connecticut, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll.
Malloy is expected to speak around 6 p.m. Wednesday, which is not a prime time slot. He said he doesn’t know how long he’ll be given at the podium, but said he believes it will be brief.
“You know me. I can get to the point sometimes. I can ramble sometimes. But I never talk to a chair,” Malloy said.