Mitt Romney, valiantly fighting an uphill battle, was booed while speaking at the 103rd NAACP Convention in Houston on July 11th. Reportedly the harshest round of booing came when he reiterated his goal to repeal the Affordable Care Act. This made him sad:
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To his credit however he both finished the speech and garnered sporadic applause and even a reserved ovation. At a later speech in Montana he responded to additional heckling honestly with, “[I] want people to know what I stand for and if I don’t stand for what they want, go vote for someone else, that’s just fine.”
Full reports available at the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.
You’ve got to hand it to the president; at his campaign stop in Glen Allen, Virginia he and his team kept their spirits up despite a massive deluge. Buzzfeed has 30 Pictures Of President Obama’s Rain-Soaked Campaign Speech that show how well he did but our favorite, of course, is this one where it’s clear that he’s had just about enough rain for one campaign:
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Good on the president for going through with the appearance despite the weather!