Bill O’Reilly: Was it Smart for Mitt Romney to Speak at the NAACP Convention?
On tonight’s Talking Points Memo, Bill O’Reilly addressed GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney being booed while he was speaking before the NAACP in Houston, Texas. Unemployment among African Americans is 14.4 percent, as opposed to 12.7 percent when President Obama took office. Romney was booed by the crowd today when he mentioned repealing ObamaCare.
O’Reilly commented, “There’s no question Mitt Romney’s a brave guy for going to the NAACP convention. He knew he would not be received well there. But he also knows that if he wins the election he’ll be president to all Americans, so his appearance is a positive in that regard.”
The problem, says O’Reilly, is that “most African Americans
believe the Republican Party in general does not value them.” That’s reflected in a new Quinnipiac University survey that found 92 percent of African Americans support President Obama, while only two percent favor Romney.
So, while O’Reilly says it’s brave of Romney to go to the NAACP Convention, he won’t be able to change the hearts and minds of many by attending.