Romney draws boos from NAACP when he dings Obama

3:51 PM, Jul 11, 2012   |    comments
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is booed at a NAACP gathering in Houston.
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HOUSTON (AP) - Republicans and Democrats agree that Mitt Romney has made a statement just by showing up and speaking to the nation's oldest civil rights group today -- and enduring some groans and even loud jeers at one point.

The response came as Romney flatly accused President Barack Obama of failing to spark a more robust economic recovery.

Romney told the NAACP gathering in Houston, "If you want a president who will make things better in the African-American community, you are looking at him."

He said he's a better choice than President Barack Obama to help build their neighborhoods and lessen unemployment among African Americans.

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

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