(KTRH) Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney outlined why he believes black America should support him during an address Wednesday in Houston before the National Convention of the NAACP. It was a difficult sell to an African American crowd that is still celebrating the nation’s first black president.
Several of Romney’s statements were met with loud negative outbursts from the Houston crowd. One of the loudest came when he suggested that the presidential candidate best for America’s black community was him
"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," Romney said.
Several times Mitt Romney was booed by the crowd. Nothing drew a more negative reaction than when the former governor said he would end “Obamacare” the first day in office.
Without missing a beat Romney went on to say, "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."
Listen to Mitt Romney’s complete address here: