Mitt Romney: “I Have Secret Black Supporters” Who Are Afraid to Go Public

MITT ROMNEY HAS SECRET BLACK SUPPORTERS:  Mitt Romney told Fox News (surprise, surprise) that black leaders support him, but are afraid to say so publicly. Ahem, which black leaders? Pray tell. After his speech at the NAACP convention, where he was booed after saying he would repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), he told Neil Cavuto that he connected with black leaders in private and was assured that the loud booing he received for promising to repeal the ACA didn’t represent the feelings of all black voters, even if they can’t say so in public. What? Is he talking about Rep. Mia Love (R-UT), Ron Christie, J.C. Watts and new Teabag supporter Artur Davis?

“I spoke with a number of African-American leaders after the event and they said, you know, a lot of folks do not want to say they will not vote for President Obama but they are disappointed in his lack of policies to improve the schools,” Romney told Fox, according to a rush transcript.

“The president has not been able to get the job done and people want to see someone would can get the economy going so I expect to get the African American votes, and at the end of my speech having a standing ovation was generous and hospitable and I believe we disagree on some issues like ‘Obamacare’ on a lot of issues people see eye to eye, they want someone getting the economy going.” Source

Um, these black leaders lied to him because recent polls show he has made absolutely no inroads in the black community, much less to get their votes. Mitt Romney has secret black supporters. Are these imaginary friends like those who set up his offshore bank accounts in the blind trust? As I said in an earlier post, his campaign staffer who spoke with Roland Martin this morning was a hint at the fiasco his NAACP speech was going to be. The speech started off decent, but he kicked the hornet’s nest when he talked about repealing “Obamacare.”

Even though he told Neil Cavuto he has secret black supporters, he also said he expected the negative response from convention. Er, then why did he bother to go? Like everything else he tackles, he gives a lot of lip service. You know, “I don’t know” or “it wasn’t me” and “no, it’s not may fault.” The American Prospect brings a whole other twist to Romney’s train wreck a the NAACP convention by saying his speech was successful. SMH is all I can do.

  • http://functionalculture.blogspot.com Constructive_Feedback

    [quote]Um, these black leaders lied to him because recent polls show he has
    made absolutely no inroads in the black community, much less to get
    their votes.
    [/qutoe]

    Janet:

    You know I love you, right?

    WHY do you keep making the case that what is POPULAR WITH BLACK PEOPLE, thus receives the BALANCE OF THE BLACK VOTE is actually what can be PROVEN TO DEVELOP BLACK PEOPLE?

    Why is it that the EXODUS NUMBERS from “Mission Accomplished Cities” not a greater indicator of what Black people really think than is what people say when PUBLIC EXPRESSION is necessary?

    As I recall you live in Alpharetta. Even though your locale was attacked as a “Super White City” – do you REALLY think that the Black people who live around you and enjoy the ecosystem would publicly denounce the Civil Rights Pharisees who are attacking North Fulton and their plan to break off into Milton?

    • http://blackpoliticalthought.blogspot.com HinterlandG

      Constructive Feedback — First let me say, I have voted Republican on several occasions, including for Nathan Deal. It’s not black and white for me. You and I both know that many in the black community would walk on water to vote for Obama in November and won’t say a bad thing about him. There are some who do have a problem with the fact that both he and the Democratic Party continue to take them for granted. But what is the alternative? Mitt Romney, someone who we can’t get a straight story from about his so-called business experience and his financial affairs.

      As for living in Alpharetta — I don’t have an issue with the local government here. In fact, the things that are important to my family and I are visible in the community — good schools, low crime rate, great outdoor activities and facilities, among other things. In fact, I would like to see North Fulton County split off from Fulton County to go back to Milton County. I am tired of my tax dollars subsidizing the mess in Fulton County. Why is it that a woman was wrongly accused of a crime and had to sit in jail for a long time before someone realized that she was wrongfully accused? Why is it that the Tax Commissioner’s office can’t seem to get the property tax issue right? There are a myriad of reasons that I would like to see Milton County that has nothing to do with race.