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Romney Receives Standing Ovation for Straight Talk at NAACP Convention

Ted in California Wrote: Jul 11, 2012 12:25 PM
The GOP needs to be the party of family values again. They need to reach out to every person and make the moral argument for their causes. There were people who attended this speech who were there to gauge him on the content of his message and his character. The GOP can't get black people to vote for them because they don't offer them anything. This speech is a good baby step in that direction. The problems in the black community are America's problems. If this country is going to thrive again, we all have to work together to try and solve them. The GOP must confront the problems of the black community and offer alternatives to what the Democrats have given them.

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...