Mitt Romney Campaign Announces Black Leadership Council

The presidential nominee is determined to capture black voters

It appears Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is not giving up on the black vote just yet. In a press release, the Romney campaign announced that it has formed a Black Leadership Council, comprised of African-American leaders who will advise the former Massachusetts governor on issues that most affect black American communities.

“I am proud to have the endorsements of so many leaders in the black community,” Mitt Romney said in a press statement. “They know all too well that the economic downturn that has continued to hammer our country has been even more devastating for black Americans. Together, we will work to end that downturn, and we will not rest until all Americans have the jobs they need, the quality education they are owed, and the opportunities they deserve.”

U.S. representatives Tim Scott (R-SC) and Allen West (R-Fla.), and Florida Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll will serve as the national council chairs, while other leaders within the Republican party, such as Utah congressional candidate Mia Love and former congressman Artur Davis, will be advisory council members. This isn’t Romney’s first attempt at the courting the black vote. A couple of months back, Romney appeared before the NAACP at its national convention where he was met with boos from the crowd when discussing his proposed policies on public assistance programs. The Republican party has long struggled to acquire a diverse facelift, as it has received much flack for its seemingly white-majority make up.

 

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  • http://twitter.com/ReeAnders Renee Ferguson

    Its a start

  • http://www.facebook.com/lawanda.wesley LaWanda Wesley

    Unbelievable…this should not be a after thought but a forethought. This man just doesn’t get it no matter how you flip it. Someone please help this man learn it is about the united America and inviting all stakeholders to the table.

  • Shakira Abdul-Ali

    This is rich. He’s asking Allen West for guidance on how to address issues in MY community? I live in Trenton, NJ. What kind of leadership advice can I look forward to from West about making life in Trenton better, for the young black men who live in and around MY neighborhood?

  • Tyler D

    Mittens the conservative negro vote is already in your corner. Nobody in your council has any standing in the black community. Oh my bad there black they should now how we think.

  • Truth seeker

    Why separate the black people?? Like the Mormons do? Give them equal and better positions in your campaign and incorporate them into ALL your groups. Another sales gimick

  • BJohnson

    Hmmm “seemingly white-majority make up”? That’s like saying the sun is allegedly bright and hot. Dude is not out of touch, he simply has no regard, nor respect for anything excep acquiring leadership positions for his own personal gain.

  • BJohnson

    Hmmm “seemingly white-majority make up”? That’s like saying the sun is allegedly bright and hot. Dude is not out of touch, he simply has no regard, nor respect for anything excep acquiring leadership positions for his own personal gain.

  • BJohnson

    Hmmm “seemingly white-majority make up”? That’s like saying the sun is allegedly bright and hot. Dude is not out of touch, he simply has no regard, nor respect for anything excep acquiring leadership positions for his own personal gain.

  • sistazmia

    Allen West has stated, “he is a white man in a black body”. My question is, why is he serving as council? There are organzations out there who can give this information to Mitt.