Mitt Romney's Week of "Pretending to Be Interested in Black People"

Did you think it was weird that Mitt Romney showed up atthe NAACP, got booed, and then, freaking out about the Bain scandals that were dogging him, his campaign floated Condoleeza Rice as a running mate? Did he want to make a "good-faith effort" to connect? Was he really expecting to get booed at the NAACP and boost his cred with racists? And if both the NAACP speech and the whole Condoleeza Rice rumor were publicity plots, what does that say about Romney's racial attitudes?

We've discussed these issues separately here at AlterNet, but here's the wonderful video blogger Jay Smooth's latest installment of his series "Ill Doctrine." In a few short minutes, he covers Romney's entire "week in blackness" with his trademark pithy wit--and some advice for Mitt Romney on "engaging with black people in a way that's not fake."

Watch below


AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at July 14, 2012, 5:19am

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