Romney tries to win over African American voters by opposing gay marriage. At NAACP speech…
Mitt Romney addressed the annual NAACP convention Wednesday in Houston, where he tried desperately to gain the support of African-American voters. Because he can so “relate” to and understand the issues in their community as he can the LGBT. He boldly stated that he will defend “traditional marriage”. But Mittens obviously did not do his homework (something i suspect he never did) because after Obama’s public support of marriage equality, polls show a surge in support for gay marriage among African-Americans.
“Any policy that lifts up and honors the family is going to be good for the country, and that must be our goal,” said the former Massachusetts governor in his first appearance before the group. “As president, I will promote strong families and I will defend traditional marriage.”
The speech marked a rare mention of the marriage issue, which the businessman has largely avoided on the campaign trail in favor of economic themes.
The NAACP had this to say after the speech:
“We are pleased that Governor Romney addressed our convention today,” said NAACP Chairman Roslyn M. Brock in a statement following the speech. “This morning Governor Romney laid out his policy agenda for this nation. Unfortunately, much of his agenda is at odds with what the NAACP stands for – whether the issue is equal access to affordable health care, reforming our education system or the path forward on marriage equality. We appreciate that he was courageous and took the opportunity to speak with us directly.”
Nice cold slap and we soooo approve….
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