Talk about embarrassing.
Since I'm Black and a Democrat, you might think I mean Mitt Romney.
I mean the NAACP.
And when I first heard about the boo-ing, I wondered if I'd write about it or not. Then I read this article.
Supposed leaders acting like little bitches.
If they'd acted like leaders after, I could have let it go and written about something else.
There was an AIDS event that Elizabeth Taylor either got Reagan at or got him to tape a message for. So, because of Reagan's non-help on AIDS, some in the audience booed. And Elizabeth Taylor stopped them from doing that. She said that was rude.
And I might think, "Who cares?" But my mother used to use that as an example of how we behave and treat others. Meaning, we may not like Ronald Reagan, but he's a guest.
And here that especially applies.
Do you know there are candidates who refuse to speak to the NAACP during presidential elections? So Mitt Romney was willing to go before the NAACP.
And I could overlook the boo-ing if the leaders were giving him credit for that.
I don't expect him to win African-American voters.
But he went before people of my race and spoke when he knew he wasn't going to get a lot of votes. He spoke to them as he does to other groups, he didn't speak down, there was no H. Ross Perot "You people" and so I'm just sort of bothered by what happened.
Leaders should have made statements that gave him credit for appearing. They could note their disagreement but they should have thanked him for appearing.
Instead, they look really petty and small. They're the ones I'm embarrassed for.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"