Money quote: “”A little girl grows up in Jim Crow Birmingham, the segregated city of the South where her parents can’t take her to a movie theater or to a restaurant, but they have her absolutely convinced that even if she can’t have a hamburger at the Woolworth’s lunch counter, she could be president of the United States if she wanted to be.”
Rice looked uncharacteristically jittery on stage, but she delivered an almost flawless speech without the aid of a teleprompter. Long on party vision and short on partisan pettiness, Rice’s address stood apart from every other in Tampa. It also came closer to hinting at a run for office than any other speech she’s given.
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