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Appearing on CNN, Dr. Boyce Watkins discusses the recent appearance by Mitt Romney at the NAACP. The gather is considered to be a colossal failure for everyone, and egg on the face of the NAACP. Romney used the black audience like an instrument, encouraging them to boo him so that he could prove that he doesn’t give in to those pathetic people who just want “free stuff.” Romney also missed a chance to build inroads into black America for his own party by making such an ill-conceived and disingenuous appeal to the African American community.
Even black Republicans are angry at Romney for disrespecting the black community. Also, Dr. Wilmer Leon describes the Romney appearance as a complete waste of time. Dr. Watkins’ analysis isn’t much different, but he gives his own spin on how all this plays out for President Obama.
BlackBlueDog.com tells more:
In this video, Dr. Boyce Watkins speaks on CNN about the recent appearance by Mitt Romney at the NAACP convention. Romney has been accused of using African Americans to appeal this conservative base by deliberately saying things to get them to boo him. Dr. Watkins argues that Romney has a long way to go to get African Americans to consider supporting the Republican Party. He does admit, however, that seeds could have been planted to get African Americans to feel that they have political options.