mitt romney (at naacp convention)

Mitt Romney speaking to the audience at 2012 NAACP convention in Houston

*We’re not sure why he even bothered.

At the NAACP’s convention in Houston, Republican candidate for president Mitt Romney told the audience that he’s a better choice than President Barack Obama to help build their neighborhoods and lessen unemployment among African Americans.

However, for his trouble, Romney was greeted with boos when he pledged to repeal “Obamacare.” That’s the name Republicans have given the Affordable Health Care act that was passed by a Democratic congress and was recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Romney said he wouldn’t be running for president if he didn’t think he could do a better job than Obama, the nation’s first black president.

But Romney is unlikely to win the black vote. Some 95 percent of black voters backed Obama in 2008.

Romney was heckled at another point in the speech when he criticized Obama.

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