Posts tagged ‘VOTERS’

July 17, 2012

Pandering 2012

Recently the NAACP had their annual convention in Houston, TX. Several prominent figures including Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney and Vice President Joe Biden were present to campaign. Much criticism came upon President Obama, who was in the swing state of Virginia during the convention, for being “unavailable” to speak one of the premier organizations for African-Americans. Some pundits have said that Obama has taken for granted the support he has received from the Black community because of his scheduling conflict.

Romney made a bold choice by going to a place where his message would be unlikely to be received. It was great that Mitt presented his platform to the NAACP to recruit more Black voters (or even  convince them not to vote for Obama). Former Governor went so far as to fly supporters to Houston in order for him to have his personal “amen corner.” Even though he went to great lengths to look favorable, Mitt was booed and heckled  for vowing to appeal Obamacare.

Vice President Biden received a positive response from the NAACP. There were times when Biden, resembling a Baptist preacher on a Sunday morning, elevated his voice several octaves to energize his congregation.  Obama’s right-hand man was shown to be a seasoned politician by shaking every hand in the front row before his departure. This was truly campaigning (or pandering) at its finest. 

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