“I believe that if you understood who I truly am in my heart, and if it were possible to fully communicate what I believe is in the real, enduring best interest of African-American families, you would vote for me for president.”
But why isn’t it possible for him to communicate what he believes? Who’s stopping him? Isn’t it his task as a presidential candidate to explain his beliefs and what’s in his heart? Isn’t that what campaigns are for? Aren’t we voters supposed to compare hearts and beliefs?
While Mitt received some polite applause during the speech, he also got boos and jeers when he said he would get rid of Obamacare and when he said this: “If you want the president who will make things better in the African-American community, you’re looking at him.” The crowd shouldn’t have booed, they should have laughed.
The NAACP has come out in support of marriage equality, which is a plus for President Obama. Anything that reduces the risk that African Americans will not turn out for him as they did in 2008 is a good thing for him.