TAMPA, FL— Tonight, Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made the case for strong American leadership abroad. She explained that America must lead from the front to ensure that our freedoms will be protected and those abroad who yearn for freedom will be given hope. She made the case for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan’s plan to restore American leadership that has been absent in the last four years under President Obama.
Condoleezza Rice Remarks As Prepared For Delivery
Republican National Convention
August 29, 2012
"Where does America stand?"
Indeed, Indeed, that is the question of the hour.
Where does America stand? Do you think when the friends or foes alike do not know the answer to that question, unambiguously and clearly, the world is likely to be a more dangerous and chaotic place.
“My fellow Americans, we do not have a choice. We cannot be reluctant to lead and you cannot lead from behind.
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan understand this reality.
Our well being at home and our leadership abroad are inextricably linked.
They know what to do.
They know that our friends and allies must again be able to trust us.
From Israel to Columbia, from Poland to the Philippines.
They have to know that we will be reliable and consistent and determined.
Our foes can have no reason to doubt our resolve because peace really does come through strength.”