During that speech, Romney was booed three times. Once came after he told the audience that his policies would aid "families of any color more than the policies and leadership of President Obama."
The second round of boos came when the former Massachusetts Governor said “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."
But the loudest discontent was voiced when Romney talked about his plans for the Presidents health care act “I’m going to eliminate every expensive, non-essential program I can find, and that includes Obamacare.”
New on this Thursday, Democrat House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi thinks the whole speech was set to draw that very kind of reaction. Pelosi told a Bloomberg TV “I think it was a calculated move on his part to get booed at the NAACP convention.” Pelosi wouldn’t go further but Lawrence O’Donnell the host of The Last Word did. He said the speech was “an appeal to racism and racist voting.”
Several news analysts are speculating that Romney wanted the boos in order to light a fire with those who disagree with the NAACP’s positions.
President Obama will not speak at the convention, instead sending Vice President Biden there for a speech Thursday.