Romney at the NAACP: Boos, Yes, But Also Applause

I just got done watching the video of Mitt Romney’s address today at the NAACP convention in Dallas, Texas.  It was very well received, in my opinion.  Of course, not a rousing chorus of approval, and yes there were a few boos, but I noticed that there were far more instances of applause than of boos.  And if you watch it all the way to the end, Romney gets a warm response to his closing words — and surprise, surprise, surprise as Gomer Pyle might have said, he actually got a standing ovation.  Again, not wildly enthusiastic, but certainly more than just polite.

But what do we hear from the media?  The first thing they mention, right up front, is the boos.  As if that was the NAACP’s entire reaction to Romney’s address.  Of course, the “mainstream” media is completely neutral, and always strives for even-handedness, as if the fact that 90% of them voted for Barack Obama doesn’t matter one bit.

The funny thing is, even Fox News led with the boos.  Like nobody expected it, if Romney brought up repealing Obamacare?

The main thing to keep in mind is that the folks at the NAACP were more than gracious in their treatment of Mitt Romney, and so what if they booed a particular item?  It would have been astounding if they hadn’t booed at that.

Just for the sake of having a link to a good version of the video of the speech, here’s the NAACP’s version:


Yesterday, I saw that one of my old high school friends used on Facebook a nickname for Mitt Romney I hadn’t heard before: “Mittens”.  How odd!  And how very sophomoric!

I’m sure he didn’t invent the nickname, however, because  I’ve seen it elsewhere since then.  I guess it’s one of those things that are going to be bandied about, probably even after Mitt Romney gets elected President, something I most devoutly hope for.

There’s some “Hope and Change” that even I can believe in.

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