When he wasn’t busy getting booed by the NAACP for pledging the repeal Obamacare, Romney was also claiming that he knows what’s best for “families of color” better than the nation’s first black president.
“I want you to know that if I did not believe that my policies and my leadership would help families of color — and families of any color — more than the policies and leadership of President Obama, I would not be running for president.”
Mitt Romney says he wasn’t surprised by the negative response to his speech Wednesday before the NAACP convention in Texas.
“I think we expected that,” the Republican nominee tells Fox Business News’s Neil Cavuto in an interview to air Wednesday night. [...]
“I spoke with a number African American leaders after the event and they said a lot of folks don’t want to say they are not going to vote for Barack Obama but they are disappointed in his lack of policies to improve our schools, disappointed in urban policy, disappointed in the economy,” he said. “While we disagree on some issues like Obamacare, a lot of issues we see eye to eye.”
They expected to be booed but it’s okay because he knows what’s best for them even if they won’t publicly admit it. He’s the white savior they desperately need.
My theory — the Romney campaign was counting on being booed because being booed by the NAACP will play well with the angry white vote. And so will later downplaying the booing as some kind of “they know not what they do” incident.