Romney Booed by NAACP As He Jabs Obama, Health Care

Mitt Romney told the NAACP today that he has the “best interest” of all Americans at heart and outlined why he believes President Obama has failed blacks on issues such as the economy and education.

He drew boos from the crowd in Houston at his first mention of wanting to repeal the national health care law he calls “Obamacare.”

“If you want a president who will make things better in the African-American community, you are looking at him,” Romney said.

The presumptive GOP presidential nominee was applauded at times in his remarks, which included references to Martin Luther King Jr. and Frederick Douglass. But the polite reception changed when he said he was “going to eliminate every non-essential, expensive program that I can find — and that includes Obamacare.”


Pictured: Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney addresses the NAACP National Convention at the Geoerge R. Brown Covention Center July 11, 2012 in Houston, Texas. Romney spoke about jobs and reducing government spending, including the Affordable Heathcare Act, during the address. (Photo by Eric Kayne/Getty Images)

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