Romney Booed at NAACP Convention After Remarks on ‘Obamacare’
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney made a personal appeal to African-American voters on Wednesday.
He spoke at the NAACP National Convention in Houston.
Romney asked for support and explained why he thinks he is the better candidate. But when he mentioned his plans for President Barack Obama’s signature health care reform law… the crowd began booing.
“I’m going to eliminate every non essential expensive non-essential program I can find,” said Romney. “And that includes Obamacare.”
After that statement the crowd began booing.
Romney that tried to continue with his speech saying “And I’m going to work to reform and save,” only to once again be interrupted by boos from the crowd.
Mitt Romney knows he has a problem with black voters: Polls show they overwhelmingly prefer President Obama.
A recent Gallup tracking poll showed just five percent of African-Americans supported Romney, compared with 87 percent for the president.
Still, Romney’s campaign says he’s committed to competing in the African-American community.