TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says electing Mitt Romney will help the US raise its standing in the world by working to improve the domestic economy.
Rice didn’t mention President Barack Obama by name but said America’s position as the most successful political and economic experiment in history is in danger today.
Rice recalled her own history of growing up in segregation. She said a little girl who couldn’t buy a hamburger at a segregated lunch counter in Birmingham, Ala., grew up to be secretary of state.
She said the nation’s education system needs major improvements, including allowing school choice, which she called ‘‘the civil rights issue of our day.’’
Rice said education is a means to prevent what she called an attitude of ‘‘entitlement and grievance.’’