NAACP Likes Joe Biden More Than Mitt Romney (Just in Case You Had Your Doubts)
What did Vice President Joe Biden prove to the delegates of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People? That he's not as white as super whitey-white GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney who, on Wednesday, jabbed attendees (on purpose, even?) of the 103rd NAACP Annual Convention with a "I would vote to repeal Obamacare"?
Perhaps, but Biden, a lifetime member of the NAACP, was going to hit a home run no matter what. He's already got Barack Obama's back in the White House. On Thursday, a digitized version of Obama had his VP's back.
Before Biden took the stage, Obama, appearing on large video screens via a prerecorded message, asked convention attendees to stand by him while he seeks a second term. The crowd was putty in Biden's hands.
"This election, in my view, is a fight for the heart and soul of America," a chilled-out, kick-back Biden said from the podium at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Thursday. He later added that it seems that the Republican Party's main focus is getting Obama the heck out of office, not to pass measures to help the country.
Biden also took the opportunity to throw a potent counterpunch at the comments Romney lobbed on Wednesday.
"Imagine what the Romney Justice Department will look like...imagine, and I mean this, this to me is one of the most critical issues in this election, imagine what the Supreme Court will look like after four years of a Romney presidency."
Now that current NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder fulfilled their speaking engagements, that's about it for the NAACP Convention in Houston. All in all, it seemed to be a successful shindig. If anything, NAACP delegates should be pumped to rally voters so that their boy can serve four more years.
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