NAACP Boos Romney as he Criticizes Obama

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney didn't get much support from black voters during an unlikely campaign stop Wednesday.

Speaking at the NAACP's annual convention in Houston, Romney stressed job growth while announcing a five-point plan for reviving the economy.

Attendees received Romney with polite applause -- until he said he'd solve problems in the black community better than President Barack Obama.

Romney went on to criticize the president's health care plan, vowing to repeal the law if he's elected.

"If our goal is jobs, we have to stop spending over a trillion dollars more than we take in every year. And so to do that, I'm going to eliminate every non-essential expensive program I can find. That includes Obamacare," Romney said to boos.

The groans continued after Romney told the crowd Obama hasn't met the promises he made to America.

"I know the president has said he will do those things. But he has not. He cannot. He will not," Romney said. "And his last four years in the White House prove it definitively."

More than 90 percent of African America voters supported candidate Obama in the 2008 election.

Vice President Joe Biden is set to address the NAACP on the president's behalf Thursday.

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