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The Trail: 2012 Presidential News from the Field / Campaign 2012

Romney Video Uses NAACP Speech Excerpts

July 26, 2012

 

In a new web video, Mitt Romney uses excerpts from his speech before the NAACP earlier this month intertwined with positive reactions from African-Americans to build a narrative that the economy and jobs will be the most important factors in choosing a president.

The nearly 90-second video, released on Wednesday and titled “We Need Mitt Romney,” is minus the boos and catcalls that accompanied several of his comments from that speech. It highlights Romney’s remarks on jobs, energy, free trade, and cutting the growth of government, with Romney at one point saying, “I do not have a hidden agenda.”

 

The video also shows the audience rising in applause.

“Governor Romney’s speech hit the nail on the head; we have a nation that’s suffering, economically,” says a woman in the video.

Later, an elderly African-American man looks into the camera and says, “What do we need in our next president? We need a leader. We need somebody with a plan.”

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