Politics

Video: GOP Mayor Mia Love Rocks the RNC Convention with Her Speech

| by Michael Allen

Mia Love, mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, spoke at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night in hopes of winning the African-American vote for Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential nominee (video below), reports the Daily Mail.

Love's speech is being compared to Sarah Palin's exciting appearance at the RNC four years ago.

In her speech, Love rolled out several GOP talking points, blaming President Obama for supposedly dividing the country by "'pitting us against each other based on our income level, gender and social status," reports the Daily Mail.

Love referenced Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., both were opposed and hated by the Republican party for decades.

Love is running against Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson, a six-term congressman. Love is proposing cutting federal aid for students, which Rep. Matheson opposes, reports the Salt Lake Tribune.

Also in her speech, Love recalled her upbringing: "My parents immigrated to the U.S. with $10 in their pocket, believing that the America they had heard about really did exist. When times got tough they didn't look to Washington, they looked within. The America I grew up knowing was centered in self-reliance and filled with the possibilities of living the American dream."

Love also claimed that President Obama's "have failed," even though unemployment is down and the stock market has bounced back since 2008.

She said "We are not better off than we were four years ago, and no rhetoric, bumper sticker or Hollywood campaign ad can change that. Mr. President, I am here to tell you we are not buying what you are selling in 2012."

Love was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., raised in Connecticut and moved to Utah in 1997 where she married and converted to Mormonism, reports the Daily Mail.