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Jul 11, 2012 04:03 PM  Candice Rankin, Executive Speech Coach /Speech Writer
Candice Rankin Speech Coach

Candice Rankin Speech Coach / Speech Writer

 

No one knows exactly why Mitt Romney chose to speak before the NAACP conference in Houston earlier today. Perhaps his intended audience wasn’t the African American leaders in the audience inasmuch as moderate white voters, who prefer the Republican agenda delivered to the soundtrack of racial harmony rather than racist dog whistles.

Maybe he thought the NAACP stood for the National Association for the Advancement of Corporate Persons. Or perhaps he was just continuing his commitment to the 1% of Americans by making sure that he would receive no more than 1% of the black vote, by explaining his intention to repeal the signature domestic policy achievement of the nation’s first black president. Either way, he deserves some credit for speaking at the event, considering the reticence many GOP candidates have had about appearing before the NAACP.

Unfortunately, today was not the best day for the positronic interface between the Presidential TelePrompter display and the speech synthesizers of Mittbot, as it may have been overloaded by a speech section in which Romney was to quote Martin Luther King Jr. quoting G.K. Chesterton…

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