July 11 - African-American crowds at NAACP convention boo Republican presidential hopeful Romney after he pledges to eliminate healthcare overhaul. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is booed by an African-American crowd on Wednesday when he says he would eliminate President Barack Obama's signature policy achievement - the U.S. healthcare overhaul. (SOUNDBITE) (English) REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE MITT ROMNEY, SAYING : "If our goal is jobs, we have to stop spending over a trillion dollars more than we take in every year, and so to do I am going to eliminate every non-essential expensive program I can find. That includes Obamacare." In his address to the NAACP, a civil rights organization whose African-American members are amongst Obama's strongest supporters, Romney also said he could do better when it comes to jobs. (SOUNDBITE) (English) REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE MITT ROMNEY, SAYING : "I submit to you this - if you want a president that will make things better in the African-American community, you are looking at him. You take a look." One of Romney's advisers said - overall - the presidential hopeful got, a "pretty good reception." Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters