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Romney attracts black women

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Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is not just attracting old, rich, white men to his campaign. He’s also attracting black women.

Savon Sampson / Essence Magazine

“I support the fact the Governor Romney comes from a business background. Being a businesswoman and my husband being a small business owner, it means a lot to have someone who has been in your shoes and think like you think. I want small government and I don’t want tax increases, and those are things that I feel the Republican Party continues to embrace and deliver. I feel like Mitt Romney brings a lot of that to the table,” Savon Sampson, Richmond, told Essence Magazine.

Crystal Wright said, “What troubles me is that under Barack Obama, unemployment for Black Americans is almost twice the national average. In 2011, Black unemployment soared the highest it had been since 1984 at 16 percent. These are things that Mitt Romney addressed when he spoke to the NAACP and he laid out a plan that centered on family. Keeping the family intact by getting kids to graduate from high school, finish college, delay marriage until all of that is completed and their chances of dropping into poverty is 5 percent. Romney talked about school choice and school vouchers. These are the foundations one needs to be economically successful. And these are the things Black people need to consider when thinking about who they are going to vote for in this election.”

Does it make sense for black women to support Mitt Romney? Or would be they be better off sticking with President Obama?

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2 Responses

  1. Stacy Davis says:

    Actress Stacey Dash announced on Twitter that she also supports Romney and is receiving lots of criticism. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2012/10/clueless-star-stacey-dash-takes-heat-on-twitter-for-endorsing-mitt-romney/

  2. Thanks Stacy! Good to see more sisters speak up! God Bless!