A lot of people are giving Mitt credit for speaking to the NAACP. He said a few things the audience didn’t like and he received a collection of boos for it. He planned that. During the boos, he stood silent waiting for it to soak in….for his ultra-conservative white audience. He still has to prove himself to the Tea Party crowd and there’s nothing they’ll eat up more than Mitt going into a lion’s den of minorities and tell them what they don’t want to hear.
Mitt has a history of pandering to his audience. It was “cheesy grits” in Mississippi. He pandered while speaking at the NAACP convention but it wasn’t to those in attendance. He wasn’t even speaking to them. He was speaking to white-conservative America and to them, he pandered.
The audience was actually very nice to him in spite of the boos (they were more adult and mature than Congress when Obama speaks to them). He’s lucky they didn’t laugh when he said he would be the best president for African-Americans. I laughed.