Think Progress reports that Mitt Romney’s speech at the NAACP this morning was a failure:
“The crowd booed Romney when he called for the full repeal of Obamacare and audibly laughed when he suggested he would be a better president than Obama for the African-American community. Also notable was what was left unsaid. Romney failed to address voting rights, which is a major theme of this NAACP gathering. ThinkProgress was on the scene and talked to some NAACP members after Romney’s speech to get their thoughts. James Waters said some of Romney’s comments were “patronizing,” while Joe Brown argued that Romney “made a serious misjudgment relating to the health care reform.” Allytra Perryman went even further: “I don’t think he has any way to even remotely relate to the everyday citizen, let alone African-American citizens.””
Every time Romney reads a quotation off the teleprompter, he finishes it by saying "End of quote."—
Molly Ball (@mollyesque) July 11, 2012
He also told the crowd he’d repeal “Obamacare” and was justifiably booed for that remark:
Keep going, Mitt — you’re doing great!