An official with the NAACP suggested that Republican challenger Mitt Romney brought his own black supporters to the NAACP speech yesterday to give the appearance that NAACP members were applauding him. And when Romney later told Fox News that black people at the event gave him a standing ovation and said in a private meeting they would vote for him because of dissatisfaction with Obama, they were actually his own people, the official suggested.
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Romney alleged to have brought ringers to NAACP speech
Romney was concerned that blacks might not be receptive to him, so he reportedly brought his own blacks to the NAACP speech. Or worse, he planned the entire thing so he could tell Fox that he spoke with a lot of blacks who weren't going to vote for Obama, without acknowledging that they were ringers. From the Atlanta Black Star: