Rice’s forceful, and surprisingly partisan 13-minute address — audio of which has been obtained by BuzzFeed — won her two standing ovations from the gathering of big-money donors and GOP elite &mdash. It was widely considered the highlight of the weekend, several people present told BuzzFeed. …

But Rice’s speech captured the mood of conservatives, painting a bleak portrait of the “dangerous, chaotic times” facing the country, and blamed President Obama for bringing on international weakness, class warfare, and fiscal recklessness. She even urged those in attendance to “storm Washington D.C.” on behalf of Romney. …

“What we’re feeling most is not just that tumult, we’ve been through tumult before,” she said. “What we’re feeling is the absence of American leadership.”