On Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden (pictured) delivered a harsh counter to Mitt Romney’s speech Wednesday (July 11), where the GOP presidential hopeful was met with boos during the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) convention in Houston. In stark contrast to Romney, Biden was welcomed and cheered, drawing laughs from the crowd with his straightforward, plain-speaking style.
Biden made sure to connect with the crowd early, although he was certainly trekking through friendly waters at the convention. Painting President Barack Obama as a friend to the African-American community, Biden discussed recent events, such as the ongoing health care debate, proposed tax increases, and other campaign talking points that encompassed war and jobs.
Watch a segment of Biden’s speech at the NAACP Convention here:
The Vice President also drew a clear line between Democrats and Republicans, mentioning Romney by name often and illustrating him as out of touch with Black America. Not mincing words, Biden would mention that the White House’s policies are far friendlier to Black Americans and their struggles than what is currently being offered by Romney’s side.