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Romney Receives Standing Ovation for Straight Talk at NAACP Convention

Steve73 Wrote: Jul 11, 2012 2:21 PM
You mean that "less than 1 century" between 1776 and 1865 when SOME blacks in SOME states were slaves? You, as well as others, speak as if every black person was a slave until LBJ liberated them. There is no place for an NAACP in its current form. Further, the current NAACP does more harm to blacks than the help it provides them. NAACP acts currently like they are the new plantation owner ... retarding progress via their subtle and often not-so-subtle activities.

GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney just wrapped up his speech to the NAACP convention in Houston, focusing mostly on the economy and education reform. Right out of the gate, Romney received laughs from the crowd after cracking a joke about President Obama.

“I appreciate the chance to speak first – even before Vice President Biden gets his turn tomorrow.  I just hope the Obama campaign won’t think you’re playing favorites."

Romney framed his speech in general economic terms and tailored parts of it specifically to the African-American community. He focused on the family and...