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.