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Star Is Born: Utah’s Mia Love Gets Enthusiastic Reception

Wednesday August 29, 2012 4:10 AM - 4 Comments

gop-convention-20121African-American support for the Republican Party has fallen so far that a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll showed Mitt Romney capturing 0.0% of the black vote.

Enter Mia Love, the 36-year-old daughter of Haitian immigrants and a Republican congressional candidate in Utah. Should she win, she would be the first-ever black Republican woman to win a seat in Congress.

In a speech that drew sustained applause at the GOP convention Tuesday night, Ms. Love recounted her parents’ journey to the U.S., saying they arrived with only $10 in their pockets.

“The America I grew up knowing was centered in self-reliance and filled with the possibilities of living the American dream,” said Ms. Love, the mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah.

She made apparent references to civil-rights icons Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Our story has been told over 200 years, with small steps and giant leaps, from a woman on a bus to a man with a dream,” she said.

Ms. Love, a staunch conservative who converted to Mormonism, is challenging Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson, a six-term incumbent. Cook Political Report rates the race a tossup, and Ms. Love’s exposure on Tuesday night could give her a boost.

Source: WASHINGTON WIRE

{Matzav.com Newscenter}

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4 Responses to “Star Is Born: Utah’s Mia Love Gets Enthusiastic Reception”

1. Comment from Anonymous
Time August 29, 2012 at 6:53 AM

0 percent????? Wow…and that is not called racist? When every black person votes for Obama BECAUSE of his skin color? Why is it only racist when white people do that?

2. Comment from An Answer
Time August 29, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Anon asked: “When every black person votes for Obama BECAUSE of his skin color? Why is it only racist when white people do that?”

Well, perhaps it’s because they believe that he represents a very positive role model for their children?

Does that not sound reasonable to you?

3. Comment from anon
Time August 29, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Why can’t black children have white role models if skin color does not matter. And if it does, I believe that that defines a racist.

4. Comment from To #2
Time August 30, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Obama represents a role model? Wow, you’re really mixed up.

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