Mia Love, rising star
Congressional candidate Mia Love has the most interesting biography of any Republican convention speaker: black, 36 years old, daughter of Haitian immigrant parents, convert to Mormonism, mayor, and...from Utah. Given a prime speaking spot Tuesday night by a party starved for diversity, she delivered a fiery and rapturously received two-minute speech in which she directly addressed Barack Obama.
"Mr. President," she said in her biggest applause line, "I am here to tell you we are not buying what you are selling in 2012."
Love would be the first female black Republican member of Congress. You'll probably be hearing a lot more from her. Here's her post-speech "video press release":