The Madeleine Brand Show for July 11, 2012

Mitt Romney speaks at NAACP Convention

US Republican presidential candidate Mit

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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrives to address the NAACP annual convention in Houston, Texas on July 11, 2012. Romney brought his pro-jobs pitch to black voters Wednesday, aiming to poach defectors by arguing US President Barack Obama has left the economy "worse for African-Americans in almost every way."

Safe to say, Mitt Romney was not the most popular guy in the room this morning at the NAACP Convention in Houston. He spoke before an audience that overwhelmingly supports his opponent, President Obama. In 2008, Obama received 95 percent of the black vote.

But, things were going alright this morning until Romney vowed to stop spending money on programs like 'Obamacare,' which led to sustained boos from the crowd. Despite that hiccup, could Mitt Romney make a dent in Obama's black voter advantage?

Guest:

Sophia Nelson, Political Columnist for USA Today and NBC's theGrio.


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