When he spoke to the NAACP recently, Mitt Romney was booed and he received a standing ovation at the conclusion of his speech. The booing was directed at him for saying that he would repeal the Affordable Care Act. The standing ovation was not directed at Mitt himself; it was directed at his father, George Romney, for his pioneering work in combatting racial discrimination. George pioneered in fighting racial discrimination while Mitt pioneered in outsourcing American jobs.
George Romney, before he entered politics, was the CEO at American Motors in Michigan. He helped draft a new constitution for the state and introduced the state income tax to Michigan to help balance the state’s budget. He was ahead of his party and ahead of his church, the Mormon church, in advocating civil rights for all Americans. He opposed the Republican Southern strategy which the party adopted under Richard Nixon in 1968 and has used in every presidential election since then. The standing ovation that Mitt received was directed at his retelling of his father’s accomplishments.
- Romney Receives 20-Minute Standing Ovation At NAAWP Event (theonion.com)
- Mitt Romney’s Full Speech at NAACP, With Standing Ovation (thesidewalkhasnoend.wordpress.com)
- Mitt Romney’s NAACP Speech Was A Huge Moment For Mormons (businessinsider.com)
- Southern strategy (bell-book-candle.com)
- Pelosi: Getting Booed Calculated Move By Romney (sweetness-light.com)