Mitt Romney Booed at NAACP: Video
Mitt Romney NAACP Video: That Could Have Gone Better
Mitt Romney's attempt to make friends during a speech at NAACP headquarters did not go too well. It didn't help his case (or his image as an out-of-touch rich guy) that he described health coverage in America as "non-essential".
This was predictable: when you tell an African-American civil rights group that you will deny health-care coverage for seven million black Americans, and then tell them that their taxes will go up under your plan, then you're gonna get booed.
Indeed, that's what happened. If the booing in the Mitt Romney NAACP video below seems long to you, imagine how long it felt for him.
This leaves aside the fact that Mitt Romney's argument doesn't even make sense: demand creates jobs, not tax cuts. If tax cuts led to job creation, then we would surely be well on our way to recovery by now, no?
However, expect a Mister Burns moment from the Romney camp:
Indeed, if I had to guess, I'd say Romney will now position himself as something of a victim -- he appeared in good faith, the argument goes, but that mean ol' NAACP audience booed him for standing by his beliefs.
It'll be nonsense, but it's likely to become the Republican talking point.
Mitt Romney at the NAACP Convention in Houston