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Romney Booed at NAACP Speech

Mitt Romney spoke before the NAACP yesterday, July 11th 2012.  He began his speech to the group by saying, ” I appreciate the chance to speak first – even before Vice President Biden gets his turn tomorrow. I just hope the Obama campaign won’t think you’re playing favorites.”  Romney continued to say that he does not, “count anybody out, and we sure don’t make a habit of presuming anyone’s support. Support is asked for and earned – and that’s why I’m here today.”  Mitt Romney continued to explain why he decided to speak before the NAACP, saying that he wishes to, “represent all Americans, of every race, creed or sexual orientation, from the poorest to the richest and everyone in between.”

Mitt Romney explain to the NAACP crowd exactly why he believes that his, “policies” and his, “leadership would help families of color — and families of any color — more than the policies and leadership of President Obama.”  He also made the case that he is not running for president to protect the rich, that he is running to “represent all Americans, of every race,” Recently, the Obama Camp released the “Outsourcing” ad that suggested that Mitt Romney favored sending jobs over seas for higher profits, which was proven wrong by the Washington Post and Factcheck.org.  Mitt Romney’s new campaign ad rebukes the ad that the Obama campaign put out.  In his speech to the NAACP, Mitt Romney said that his, “ vision will help hundreds of millions of middle class Americans of all races, will lift people from poverty, and will help prevent people from becoming poor.”  he continued, “I am also a believer in the free-enterprise system. I believe it can bring change where so many well-meaning government programs have failed. I’ve never heard anyone look around an impoverished neighborhood and say, “You know, there’s too much free enterprise around here. Too many shops, too many jobs, too many people putting money in the bank.”

Staying on the message of free enterprise and strengthening his argument for capitalism, Mitt Romney went on to say that; “free enterprise is still the greatest force for upward mobility, economic security, and the expansion of the middle class. We have seen in recent years what it’s like to have less free enterprise. As President, I will show the good things that can happen when we have more – more business activity, more jobs, more opportunity, more paychecks, more savings accounts.”  He continued to list five different issues that he would change as soon as he took office.  the third issue is where he ran into a problem with the crowd when he said;

“Third, I will reduce government spending. Our high level of debt slows GDP growth and that means fewer jobs. If our goal is jobs, we must, must stop spending over a trillion dollars more than we earn. To do this, I will eliminate expensive non-essential programs like Obamacare, ”

Right after saying that he would work to repeal Obamacare, the crowd erupted into a massive boo for about ten to twelve seconds, then after the crowd stopped booing Mitt Romney, he continued on as if nothing had taken place.  He continued to say, “and I will work to reform and save Medicare and Social Security, in part by means-testing their benefits.said in part of his speech that he would,” Romney finished by saying that he would, “restore economic freedom” because, “This nation’s economy runs on freedom, on opportunity, on entrepreneurs, on dreamers who innovate and build businesses.

Finishing his comments on the economy, free enterprise, and capitalism.  Mitt Romney said that, “Do these five things – open up energy, expand trade, cut the growth of government, focus on better educating tomorrow’s workers today, and restore economic freedom – and jobs will come back to America, and wages will rise again.” and, “If I am president, job one for me will be creating jobs. I have no hidden agenda. If you want a president who will make things better in the African American community, you are looking at him.

To read the full transcript of Mitt Romney’s speech, you can do it HERE:

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