Article courtesy of the Examiner.com
One of the most intriguing new voices that came out of the Republican convention this past week, was a voice that did not come from the mouth of a stereotypical conservative. It was a voice that was not born into priveledge, guarenteeing future political success.
That voice came from a young woman, born in New York. That voice was fresh, inspirational, vibrant and new. That voice belonged to a young women who is the mayor of small town in Utah. Thrust into the national spot-light durring Republican convention week in Tampa, Florida.
That voice belonged to 36 year old, converted Mormon Mia B. Love. Love, who was born the child of Haitian immigrants in Brooklyn, NewYork, is the Mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah. She is married with three children and is currently running for congress as a Republican, for the U.S. House seat from the 4th disrict in Utah.http://www.love4utah.com
Mia Love is part of a new breed of Republicans who do not fit the traditional conservative mold. This is not your father’s Republican Party. Republicans are pressing hard to become a more inclusive party. A party that includes more African Americans and Hispanics. The party has already made huge strides and has a stable of promising, young new minorities in place leading the charge.
With the likes of fellow rising conservative star, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, as well as others along with Love. Republicans are hoping that these new faces and the vibrant energy they bring, is only the beginning. The beginning of what they hope becomes a wave of new minority candidates and voters into the GOP.
Since giving her speech on Tuesday. There have been many who have felt that Mia Love, was the heart and soul of the convention. A new voice, a new face for conservatives. Love took to the podium on Tuesday. Telling the nation her families story of turning their American dream into an American reality.
“Let me tell you about the America I know. My parents immigrated to this country with $10 in theirs pockets and the hope the America they heard about really did exist. when tough times came, they did not look to Washington. They looked within. So, the America I grew up knowing was centered in self-reliance and filled with the possibilty of living the American dream.” Love said on Tuesday, at the Republican convention.