2012-07-11 23:16:37

Was Romney NAACP Speech Almost Good?

Give Mitt Romney credit. On Wednesday in Houston, he addressed the NAACP's 103rd annual convention, made his case and gave African-American voters -- who will still undoubtedly remain solidly behind President Barack Obama -- something to think about.

Telling the members of the nation's oldest civil rights organization that "support is asked for and earned," Romney acknowledged the trust deficit between the GOP and many black voters, but he also argued that his campaign is "about helping the middle class in America" and that "the course the president has set won't do that."

And with a smirk that he probably couldn't help -- and that probably didn't help him -- Romney added, "If you want a president who will make things better in the African-American community, you are looking at him."

Slow down, governor.

The speech was good, but it wasn't that good.

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