Mitt Romney pledges to eliminate “Obamacare” at NAACP convention
Mitt Romney reached out to voters of color on Wednesday at the NAACP’s annual meeting.
Romney said he was aware that African-Americans suffered worse in the economy and he promised to act in the best interest of “families of colors” if elected.
“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,” Romney said, according to Reuters.
His pledge to repeal “Obamacare,” however, was not well-received.
The NAACP chairperson, Benjamin Todd Jealous, was among those who did not agree with Romney’s agenda to eliminate Health Care.
“His criticism of the Affordable Care Act – legislation that will improve access to quality health care for millions – signals his fundamental misunderstanding of the needs of many African Americans,” Jealous said in a statement, according to ABC News.
Despite being heckled at multiple times throughout his speech, the Republican candidate received a standing ovation when he finished.
Romney’s policy advisor, Tara Wall, said that she thought the speech was well-received over all as the candidate received generally more applause than boos.