|Utah Mayor Mia Love.|
A Bright Future for Conservatism
- Democrats are shitting bricks as more and more middle class African, Hispanic and Asian Americans see they have a home in the Constitutional-Conservative movement.
Her profile and backstory alone have made her a compelling presence in the conservative movement.
She is a first-generation Haitian-American, a Mormon and a small-town Utah mayor. Love, who is black, is also running for Congress in mostly white Utah. If elected, she would be the first black Republican woman ever to serve in Congress.
In her prime-time address Tuesday, the mayor of Saratoga Springs present herself to the nation as the embodiment of the American Dream -- and touched on themes of self-reliance, small government and fiscal responsibility.
Her parents had $10 in their pockets when they left Haiti for the U.S. 39 years ago. Her father worked several jobs to support the family, including paying for his daughter to attend the University of Hartford, where she graduated with a degree in fine arts.
"I remember taking my dad to college with me on the first day of orientation and he looked at me very seriously and he said 'Mia, your mother and I have done everything we could to get you here. We've worked hard. We've never taken a handout. You're not going to be a burden to society. You will give back,'" Love said in an interview with Fox News.
Mayor Mia Love
Mayor Mia Love of Saratoga Springs, Utah addresses the 2012 Republican National Convention.
Mia Love - On Fox News with Megyn Kelly
Love, who was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and raised primarily in Connecticut, moved to Utah in 1997 and married Jason Love. She converted to Mormonism, and served on the Saratoga City Council for six years before running for mayor.
Love, a favorite among the Tea Party movement, champions fiscal responsibility and limited government. Her chief mission, she says, is to run a "fiscally sound city."
"It's not rocket science," she told Fox News. "The most I've done is really step out of the way and allowed the economy to thrive ... allowed businesses to come and add resources."
Love has also spoken openly about her Mormon faith, saying that "you're going to find a lot of similarities with any Christian faith." Her remarks could help Romney, who is also Mormon, in dispelling any public misperceptions about the Republican presidential nominee's faith.(Love 4 Utah)