Mitt Romney to speak at the NCAAP

Mitt Romney to speak at the NCAAP

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— — — Mitt Romney will attempt to pry away some black voters from President Obama today when he addresses the NAACP convention in Houston. This won’t be an easy job. The Washington Post notes, it won’t be easy: Romney “faces a daunting task as he tries to appeal to a core Democratic constituency that is largely at odds with his policy prescriptions, suspicious of his record on diversity and civil rights, and largely committed to his general-election opponent.” Still, NAACP officials have promised a warm reception for the presumed GOP nominee.

It’s unknown what Romney will speak about, but if his speeches before Hispanic and other ethnic groups are any predictor, he will stick to broad economic themes and avoid a message tailored to the audience.