house committee SALT LAKE CITY — Utah congressional candidate Mia Love is set to speak Tuesday night during a coveted slot at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

A darling of tea-party and conservative Republicans, Love has been characterized by her groundbreaking role in state politics, becoming Utah’s first black female mayor.

She now stands to become the first black Republican woman in Congress if she topples Jim Matheson, a Democrat, in the November election.

The daughter of Haitian immigrants, Love said the theme of her speech will be “The America I Know.”

She said she will talk about how her parents came to the U.S. seeking a better life and the American dream.

“As a result of Barack Obama’s disastrous policies, the American dream is under threat,” Love said in a statement Tuesday. “In my speech tonight, I intend to make the case that the best way to shore up that dream and return our country to prosperity is to elect real leaders like Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan — leaders who understand that America’s greatness is found in its people and not in government.”

Love took office as mayor of Saratoga Springs two years ago. Dubbed a rising GOP star, she has been getting a lot of support from top Republicans, with more to come.

Arizona Sen. John McCain and House Speaker John Boehner made recent stops in Utah to help Love raise money, and she was endorsed by Ann Romney, the wife of GOP presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney, in June. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice plans to give Love another boost Sept. 7.

“You can’t reach any of your dreams without opportunity, and opportunity is work,” Love told the Deseret News. “People are losing their opportunities to achieve their dreams. We’re in essence losing the American dream.”

Matheson held a news conference in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, a sharp contrast, he noted, to Love’s convention appearance.

“She’s back at a party meeting in Florida giving a partisan speech, while I’m here in Utah talking about real issues,” he said.

Matheson also accused Love of supporting efforts to get rid of federal aid for college students.

“If you want to talk about pursuing the American dream,” he said, “the American dream is about educating ourselves. I’m here in Utah for Utahns standing up for what they want.”

Meanwhile, a Democratic-leaning group, the House Majority PAC, launched an online ad claiming Love has consistently supported tax increases in Saratoga Springs.

“If you like how she raised taxes in Utah, you’ll love Mia Love in Congress,” the ad says.

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25 Responses to “Mia Love Speech at Republican National Committee”

  1. macroevolve says:

    Blacks don’t …
    Blacks don’t understand Mia Love because she’s a first generation immigrant from Haiti. Her parents came her from Haiti and knew that they had an opportunity they didn’t have in Haiti. American Blacks aren’t looked on favorably by Blacks in Africa and other Black countries.

  2. pimpdalyrical says:

    What we deserve? …
    What we deserve? You mean a job? American pride? A government that cares more about your merrit than what group they can pigeon hole you in?
    Thanks! Can’t wait! Too bad my Grandfather who marched with Martin Luther King Jr. couldn’t live to see it.

  3. pimpdalyrical says:

    Obama only got into …
    Obama only got into college because a road was in front of it.

  4. MegaJohnBarleycorn says:

    Yes I agree we can …
    Yes I agree we can hope that people that vote for Romney/Ryan get what they deserve after a Romney victory. And even better when the Obama voters stop getting what they don’t deserve which is the free handouts they’ve grown accustom to.

  5. macroevolve says:

    I know the Black …
    I know the Black community won’t recognize her as Black, because she actually has self responsibility. As for being married to a White guy; So, do you feel the same about a White woman and Black man? I have a feeling you’re a hypocrit Liberal that wants it one way…your way.

  6. daddiefish says:

    NO SHE LOVES …
    NO SHE LOVES HERSELF AND DOESNT WANT WHITEY TO SUPPORT HER LIKE U DO, SHE HAS A BRAIN.BTW YOURSELF U LIBERAL FOOL

  7. daddiefish says:

    YOU’RE AN IDIOT…. …
    YOU’RE AN IDIOT……..GO FCK YOURSELF.CHECK YOUR FACTS OUT BEFORE YOU POST THOSE LIBERAL LIES

  8. nakira2ca says:

    When Mitt cuts …
    When Mitt cuts educational finding for students, good luck with childred trying to “do that!”
    When Mitt cuts healthcare, good luck with any family with $10 trying to survive when any of their loved ones gets sick.
    When Mitt charges middle inclome families an aditional $500 in taxes so millionares can save $700,000 in taxes, good luck with even trying to make ends meet.
    When Mitt rewards comapnies for sending jobs overseas. good luck finding work to finance your dream.

    Piece of Mia!

  9. thaunknowncelebrity says:

    Gahd, does this …
    Gahd, does this woman hate her own gender & race that much? Or is she just THAT stupid? Or well paid for to yell empty platitudes. ugh. anyone that votes for romney/ryan gets the exact that they deserve.

  10. FerallHog says:

    She is awesome!!! …
    She is awesome!!! She speaks the truth and does that so well! That woman has a bright future ahead! What a terrific speech!

  11. mitchthemich says:

    romney is a RAT
    romney is a RAT

  12. KEEVO GOSBY says:

    SO SHE HAD TO MARRY …
    SO SHE HAD TO MARRY A WHITEMAN IN ORDER TO MOVE FOWARD?BULLSHIT! SHE IS A SELLOUT! AND THE BLACK COMMUNITY WILL NOT EMBRACE HER! AND NEITHER WILL THE WHITE COMMUNITY BECAUSE THEY WANT TO KEEP AMERIKKKA WHITE!

  13. sda1225 says:

    Does she know that …
    Does she know that during the Regan-era, the right-wing racists DID NOT allow Hatians to enter this country but let the Cubans have their way. They kept saying the Hatians were bringing AIDS into the country. So let me understand this, a BLACK-HATIAN-MORMAN-WOMAN living in UTAH & married to a white man, where Mormans don’t believe that blacks are qualified to go to heaven or hold any position in office. Now that’s some self-hatred for ya! WHAT A LOST CONFUSED STUPID BITCH

  14. Obamawarmongers says:

    RNC – RIGGED IS …
    RNC – RIGGED IS RIGGED FOR THE GULLIBLE AMERICANS in regards to the Obamney twins

    R =omney
    N= ational
    C =rime organization
    The one party system is bent on getting Obama re-SELECTED !!!!!!!!

  15. dontrustwhiteyever1 says:

    this is a time …
    this is a time where i agree with whitey!! I see a coon porch monkey in denial black ape who has a up weave in a place where she will never be accpted. Just wait till they call her a to her face!!! And she will not win her psition she is running for. I bet every one on here $50.00 THAT!

  16. Obamawarmongers says:

    RNC – RIGGED IS …
    RNC – RIGGED IS RIGGED FOR THE GULLIBLE AMERICANS

    R =omney
    N= ational
    C =rime organization

  17. chrissypoo6 says:

    God bless you! I …
    God bless you! I pray that one day, we can judge one another as individuals, and not by the color of one’s skin. Mia is a breath of fresh air to the Republican Party, regardless of her race…what a DYNAMO!! Unfortunately, some on the Left will continue to play the race card, because they have nothing else to offer, in order to be elected into office. Being a lesbian, I also detest the “gay card” being played!! I am a proud American, first and foremost!

  18. chrissypoo6 says:

    Someone commenting …
    Someone commenting on this video needs to educate themselves, the Democrat Party grew out of the KKK..fill up on the Kool-Aid, you know who you are, you ignorant fool!

  19. dontrustwhiteyever1 says:

    She didn’t build …
    She didn’t build shit. Her enslaved parents did dumb ape bitch!

  20. LadyThunderful says:

    ???? You too are …
    ???? You too are very good at parroting someone else without understanding the context. What exactly did YOU build???? LOL …. if “you” are a Republican I guess you are entitled to take responsibility for making  (that would be ‘building’) the biggest mess the USA has been in since WWII.

  21. LadyThunderful says:

    Try using that …
    Try using that argument with a teacher/professor, a publisher, a newspaper , or a songwriter. When you steal someone’s exact words and pretend it’s your voice … you are plagiarising. Perhaps Love should have checked this song out a bit more …. Paisley first sung it July 2009 …. at President Obama’s White House!  But I think that’s asking too much!

  22. lovethosecartwrights says:

    What a wonderful …
    What a wonderful speech…truly awesome. To whom ever still whats to blame Bush for the mess we’re in shame on you that is beyond childish. Grow up stop playing the blaming game. And maybe some of her speech was from a song that was sang at the White House during Obama;s first year. A lot of people were fooled by him back then. Blinded by a hope of change without ever telling how he planned to do those changes…sound familar I thought so back then even. Anyway thmbs up Mia you rock girl :)

  23. countyfair74 says:

    Chris Matthews …
    Chris Matthews called her the n-word this morning, what a jerk. 

  24. LauraFriendofMusic says:

    What a beautiful, …
    What a beautiful, articulate, intelligent woman! Glad to know about her! Oh, and yes . . . she has got her head on straight too : )

  25. sandio713 says:

    An EXCELLENT and …
    An EXCELLENT and very INSPIRING speech. Hang in there Mia….you’re destined to have the American Dream that you talk about in the vid….you’re on your way already! God bless you.

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