As almost everyone knows by now, Mitt Romney spoke to the NAACP yesterday in Houston. He had a mixed reception and predictably drew some booing when he stated he would repeal Obamacare.
Some politicians and pundits are wondering aloud why Romney did this, as he had to know what the reaction would be. Nancy Pelosi, that sage of San Francisco, even voiced the opinion that he did it for the purpose of drawing boos.
What purpose could Romney possibly have to want to draw boos from a crowd? For Nancy Pelosi, everything is a political calculation, so this is a total mystery to her. I have my own opinion about why Romney spoke in such a straightforward manner: he respected his audience enough to be honest with them instead of lying and pandering like so many other politicians do.
Mitt Romney deserves our admiration for having the courage to appear before this audience and say the hard truths that they didn't want to hear. The elites of the NAACP won't be swayed, but ordinary black Americans may just decide that Romney said something of value.