July 11, 2012 by David K. Sutton
Romney booed during speech at NAACP meeting
Well, I’m not sure anyone expected this to go any better.
Mitt Romney spoke at an annual NAACP meeting today and the audience was not exactly in sync with the GOP presidential candidate. Romney told the audience that his policies would be more beneficial to their families and that he would work with leaders in the black community to create jobs if elected president.
Things went downhill when Romney vowed to repeal Obamacare. “I am going to eliminate every non-essential, expensive program that I can find…and that includes Obamacare,” said Romney.
When his message wasn’t exactly getting through to the audience, Romney delivered this whopper: “If you want a president who will make things better in the African-American community, you are looking at him. You take a look,” said a defeated Romney.
Needless to say it’s futile for Romney and Republicans to expect they can swing black voters with the first black president running for reelection, but I guess you can give them some credit for trying. Alternatively, you could go with the theory that the only reason Romney and Republicans even book these types of events is to swing the independent white female vote who are seen as being sympathetic to apparent authentic attempts to appeal to minorities. That is indeed a cynical explanation, but quite possibly an accurate one as well.