July 11, 2012
Mitt Romney to NAACP: Obama made it worse for you 'in almost every way'Topics: Political News and commentaries
Mitt Romney delivered an aggressive speech to a somewhat hostile audience today before the NAACP and made the case for his candidacy to the tune of a few rounds of 'boos' mixed with a bit more rounds of mild applause.
From The Hill:
[...] He acknowledged the historic nature of Obama's 2008 campaign, in which he became the country's first black president, but also made the case for his own candidacy.I actually listened to some of his speech and came away believing he did a pretty good job at making his case before what is most certainly a racist crowd that showed in 2008 that it has a distinct racist bias for blacks and Democrats at the voting booth by giving Barack Obama 96% of their vote (46% of whites ignored race and party and voted for Obama). The fact that blacks are, for the most part, racist and/or solidly Democrat in their political views is further substantiated by the fact that, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday, Barack Obama currently leads Romney 92 percent to 2 among black voters.
"I can't promise that I will agree on every issue, but I do promise that your hospitality to me today will be returned," Romney said, earning applause and a swell of organ music. He also promised that he would say "yes" if invited back to speak at the convention next year as president, likely a dig at Obama, who is not scheduled to speak to the conference this year.
Romney earned mild applause during his speech but spoke to a seemingly skeptical crowd. He earned the loudest response -- widespread "boos" -- when he referred to his pledge to repeal "Obamacare," the president's healthcare reform legislation. But Romney, who paused to let the crowd respond, deviated from his prepared remarks to double-down on his pledge.
"I say again, if our priority is jobs, and that's my priority, that's something I'd change," Romney said, referring to a study indicating that the healthcare law makes employers less likely to hire. (More)
Nonetheless, Romney deserves much credit for unflinchingly doing such a good job of making his case before such a hostile crowd ... and getting a well-deserved standing ovation at the end of his speech.
Here's a few video excerpts from his speech:
The transcript of Romney's speech before the NAACP today is here.
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