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Romney Meets with Black People


This morning, presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney spoke before the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Folk People (NAACP).  I didn’t get a chance to watch the video, but I have read most of the text of the speech.  I encourage you to do the same before listening to the chattering class (on either side) later tonight on cable news.  Read it for yourself.  Big props to Kathleen McKinley of the Houston Chronicle for posting the entire transcript.  Wasn’t able to find it anywhere else.

Thank you, Bishop Graves, for your generous introduction. Thanks also to President Ben Jealous and Chairman Roslyn Brock for the opportunity to be here this morning, and for your hospitality. It is an honor to address you.

I appreciate the chance to speak first – even before Vice President Biden gets his turn tomorrow. I just hope the Obama campaign won’t think you’re playing favorites.

You all know something of my background, and maybe you’ve wondered how any Republican ever becomes governor of Massachusetts in the first place. Well, in a state with 11 percent Republican registration, you don’t get there by just talking to Republicans. We have to make our case to every voter. We don’t count anybody out, and we sure don’t make a habit of presuming anyone’s support. Support is asked for and earned – and that’s why I’m here today. MORE…

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