Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney ventured into unfamiliar territory Wednesday, delivering a speech to the NAACP that made the case for why he would be a better president for black families than President Barack Obama.
“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. “I want you to know that if I did not believe that my policies and my leadership would help families of colour — and families of any colour — more than the policies and leadership of President Obama, I would not be running for president.”
His audience, however, was mostly unconvinced. Here’s a snapshot of the reaction during Romney’s speech, courtesy of AP photographer Evan Vucci:
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