RNC 2012: A passionate Mia Love onstage

Mia spoke of the dream her parents had when they came to America with very little money and nothing but hope and hard work to propel them forward. This isn't just her story, she said, but the American story. Republican National Convention. Tampa, Fla., Aug. 28, 2012 | Photo by Deidre Henderson, Image composite by Brett Barrett, St. George News

TAMPA, Fla. /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ –Yesterday, the Republican National Convention unveiled the ad “This Is Mia Love,” before she spoke at last night’s proceedings. Currently serving as the mayor of Saratoga Springs, Love is running for Utah’s 4th Congressional District. If elected, Love would be the first black, female Republican elected to Congress ever.

“This is Mia Love”

MAYOR MIA LOVE: The first day of college my father came with me to orientation and I remember he looked at me. He looked at me very seriously and he said, “Mia, your mother and I have done everything to get you to where you are right now. We have never taken a handout, We have worked hard for everything we have through personal responsibility. You will not be a burden to society. You will give back.”

My favorite part of running for congress, hands down: talking to people and meeting with people. I love Utah. I mean look at how beautiful this is. We live in the greatest place in the world.

My heroes are my parents, my husband, and my children. They understand that they’ve got dreams and all they want to do is fulfill those dreams.

Washington needs a little bit more of that.

JASON LOVE: If I were to start listing the things that she’s involved in: Her role as mayor, her participation in service in our local church, she teaches fitness classes, she makes our home a wonderful place and helps me as a partner to raise our children, she’s very talented, her mind works very quickly.

MAYOR MIA LOVE: We’re going to do one hill. The good news is? You’ll be happy when it’s done!

I am passionate about running, I am passionate about having a healthy life. It’s not about being thin it’s who you are in life. It’s about how strong you are and how much endurance you have. Because difficult things are not easy, but they’re worth it.

If I could describe freedom in one word, it would be agency: the ability to make a decision and reap the benefits of those decisions or suffer the consequences.

If I could go to Washington tomorrow and change one thing, it would be to restore the power of the decision making back to the people.

It is not government’s responsibility to save our country. It’s up to us to save our country.

What makes America great is this idea that we are free, free to work, free to live, free to choose, and free to fail, because our failures make us better.

I have to say I have no regrets being where I am, and I love my life.

I’m Mia Love and I’m running for Congress.

Paid for by the Committee on Arrangements for the 2012 Republican National Convention  – Phone: (813) 381-5588. 
Not Authorized By Any Candidate or Candidate’s Committee

SOURCE:  2012 Republican National Convention


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  • Peg August 29, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Seems the nation appreciates Mia.Will Utah? Or will you continue to vote in Matheson who has done little to nothing productive for this state.

  • DoubleTap August 29, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Mia Love…making Utah proud. We need more like this wonderful woman in D.C. MIA love 2012!!

  • Karen August 29, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Mia Love is only supported by the National Republicans because they need diversity right now. They put the delegations from Puerto Rico, American Samoa, etc right at the front of the convention to show how “diverse” they are as a party.

    As for Mia herself, she took advantage of student loans which she now wants to eliminate. She raised property taxes in Saratoga Springs and gave herself a pay raise. All she does is speak in talking points. She is not a serious candidate.

    • Murat August 29, 2012 at 11:07 am

      Agreed. She is a joke and will not be voted in.

    • Clark Nielson August 30, 2012 at 10:44 am

      Mia Love certainly is a serious candidate. She did raise taxes as she oversaw the 1700% population growth in Saratoga Springs, as this was necessary to institute basic government programs like a fire department, etc. She isn’t big government, and to assert that seems mildly comical.

      As far as the student loans go, of course you have to operate under whatever circumstances you are placed in. Student loans and federal aid have increased tuition costs by shifting the demand curve for education while the supply of education is relatively inelastic. Consequently most of the benefit goes to the universities and not the students, but education is still a good investment. So many use these federal loans, even though it would be better for most everyone if they didn’t exist.

      It’s kinda similar to Mitt Romney and his tax returns. Does Mitt support a simpler tax code with fewer loopholes? Yes, of course. But will he operate under the current laws to his advantage? Of course.

      To categorically dismiss Mia Love on these issues without any thought is a travesty; I hope others will consider why she did these things and not attempt to brand her as a hypocrite because of her logical decisions. Perhaps we should be lauding her as a pragmatist.

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