Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Video: Condoleezza Rice speaks at the Republican National Convention

Politico: Condoleezza Rice wows the crowd:
The biggest applause line was when Rice talked about her own impossible transition from a young black girl in Birmingham to Secretary of State. From the prepared remarks (from which she frequently deviated):
And on a personal note– a little girl grows up in Jim Crow Birmingham – the most segregated big city in America - her parents can’t take her to a movie theater or a restaurant – but they make her believe that even though she can’t have a hamburger at the Woolworth’s lunch counter – she can be President of the United States and she becomes the Secretary of State.

Yes, America has a way of making the impossible seem inevitable in retrospect. But of course it has never been inevitable – it has taken leadership, courage and an unwavering faith in our values.

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have the experience and the integrity and the vision to lead us – they know who we are, what we want to be and what we offer the world.

That is why this is a moment – an election – of consequence. Because it just has to be – that the most compassionate and freest country on the face of the earth – will continue to be the most powerful!
The full transcript of Condoleezza Rice's speech is available at FoxNews.

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