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In an effort to get the black vote, Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney made his best pitch to African-Americans at the NAACP’s annual meeting.

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During his time onstage, a rain of boos echoed throughout the crowd when the conversation turned to Obamacare. 

Romney said he would eliminate certain aspects of the law: 

“I’m going to eliminate every non-essential, expensive program I can find, that includes Obamacare, and I’m going to work to reform and save –” 

Addressing the economy and jobs, Romney said that the 14.4 percent unemployment rate among blacks is much higher than the 8.2 percent national average, and says he plans to fix that and bring it down.

Romney also mentioned his plan to increase school choice. Romney has called education the “civil rights issue of our era.”

Romney went on to say that he understands the importance of all Americans: 

“With 90 percent of African-Americans voting for Democrats, some of you may wonder why a Republican would bother to campaign in the African American community, and to address the NAACP…Of course, one reason is that I hope to represent all Americans, of every race, creed or sexual orientation, from the poorest to the richest and everyone in between.”

It was a difficult sell, considering 95 percent of blacks backed President Barack Obama in 2008.

Romney was right however; education is the civil rights issue of our era. 

Watch as the NAACP boos Romney.

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