The pressure was on Mitt Romney’s speechwriter today when the Republican presidential candidate appeared before the NAACP. It was, it’s fair to say, an organization that the incumbent can count on for votes in November. It’s not unlike when a Democrat goes before the American Legion or VFW convention.
Romney got booed a few times during the speech, which required him to go off script, usually a good thing for people who tire of stump speeches and bumper sticker slogans.
The news will probably concentrate on those parts of the speech.
But here’s the entire speech (You can go right to 11:30, however, if you’d like to get to the key part):
President Obama isn’t addressing the convention this year; he’s sending the vice president instead.