Posted by Felicia Sonmez –
Condoleezza Rice gave vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan a boost Wednesday morning at a rally outside of Cleveland, the former secretary of state’s first public address on behalf of the GOP White House ticket since her lauded speech at the Republican National Convention in August.
Taking the stage ahead of of the Wisconsin congressman, Rice told the crowd at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, that “it’s been a rough decade or so” for the United States, domestically and abroad.
Rice said that “9/11 changed our conception of physical security” and that “the crisis of 2008 changed our conception of economic prosperity and security.”
She went on: “And the last four years have been very tough on folks who just want to work hard and make a living. … And so, when Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan say they’re going to put this country back to work, this is an urgent call, not one for which we can wait another four years.”