Utah Congressional candidate Mia Love fired up the crowd Tuesday evening at the Tampa Bay Times Forum during the Republican National Convention. Love, a rising GOP star, nailed her national debut during what is, for all intents and purposes, the opening night of the convention with a short speech about the American dream and the president’s failed vision for America.
Love began her speech by discussing the America she knows and delved into her family history. Her parents were immigrants that came to the United States in search of the American dream.
“When tough times came, they didn’t look to Washington. They looked within,” said Love.
Love also discussed her view of America as a nation built on “self-reliance” and the pursuit of the American dream.
But she also wasn’t afraid to step up the tough rhetoric on the president. She slammed the Commander-in-Chief saying, “President Obama’s version of America is a divided one — pitting us against each other based on our income level, gender, and social status.”
Love ended her short five-minute speech by touching on the convention’s “we built this” theme.
“This is the America we know because we built it,” she proclaimed to the eruption of the crowd, who responded with a spontaneous “We built it!” chant.