[QODLink]
Americas
US president hopeful Romney addresses NAACP
Mitt Romney addresses the oldest civil rights movement in the US, which has traditionally voted Democrats.
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2012 01:13

Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential hopeful, has addressed the National Association for the Advnacement of Coloured People in Houston.

In the last presidential election, Barack Obama won with 96 per cent of the black vote, and is expected to take a similar number this time around.

Republicans and the NAACP have not always gotten along. Candidate Bob Dole refused an invitation to speak at the convention, George W Bush spoke as the Republican nominee but initially snubbed an offer to return as president. John McCan spoke four years ago, where he won friends, but few votes.

Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher reports from Houston, Texas.

103

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Featured
Analysts say China moving back toward 1950s-era public trials aimed at shaming and intimidation.
Record numbers of migrants have made harrowing sea journeys to Italy and Greece this year.
In Vietnam, 40 percent of all pregnancies are terminated each year, a rate that health officials are hoping to reduce.
Ivory Coast tackles internet fraud scourge, but analysts say criminals continue to outsmart authorities.
In US study, MIT scientists changed the emotions linked to specific memories in mice.
join our mailing list