In defeat, Mia Love Still Shines
Despite a narrow defeat in Utah's newly created 4th district, Mia Love showed why she is a rising star in the Republican party.
“Congratulations to Jim on a hard-fought victory,” Love said in a statement. “It was a close race, but ultimately the voters of Utah have spoken. I want to thank the hundreds of volunteers and staff who worked tirelessly for my campaign, and am humbled by their dedication and commitment to the betterment of Utah and our nation. I plan on continuing to work on promoting conservative issues and look forward to returning to Saratoga Springs and spending more time with my family.”
You no doubt recall Love's excellent speech at the Republican National Convention in September and her stirring peroration:
The American Dream is our story. It is a story of human struggle, standing up and striving for more. It's been told for over 200 years with small steps and giant leaps; from a woman on a bus to a man with a dream; and the bravery of the greatest generation, to the entrepreneurs of today.
This is our story. This is the America we know because we built it.
With Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan we can restore the America we know and love. The world will know it, our children will tell it and our grandchildren will possess it for years to come!
God bless America
Few politicians go through their career undefeated. Love was bidding to become the first Republican African-American woman elected to Congress in history. Judging by how she has handled herself in triumph and defeat, there is no doubt she will make her mark on America somewhere, at sometime.