1. Mitt Romney booed by NAACP members
Mitt Romney struck a sour note while talking to the NAACP this week. While speaking at the NAACP Convention in Houston on July 11, the Republican presidential candidate told the crowd that he would do more for Black people than President Barack Obama has.
The comment, backed by highlights of his father’s civil rights efforts, was met with boos and hissing. “If you want a president who will make things better in the African-American community, you are looking at him,” Mitt said.
“I believe that if you understood who I truly am in my heart, and if it were possible to fully communicate what I believe is in the real, enduring best interest of African-American families, you would vote for me for president,” Mitt added. “I want you to know that if I did not believe that my policies and my leadership would help families of color—and families of any color—more than the policies and leadership of President Obama, I wouldn’t be running for president.”
They also booed when he said he would cut President Obama’s health-care reform.