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Romney Booed By NAACP for Saying He'd Eliminate Obamacare

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Presidential candidate Mitt Romney knew he was entering potentially hostile territory Wednesday when he delivered a speech to the NAACP Conference in Houston. Well, he was right.

After a polite and warm welcome, Romney faced sustained booing when he told the crowd he would "eliminate... Obamacare" if elected president.

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‘‘I'm going to eliminate every non-essential expensive programme I can find, that includes Obamacare," Romney said. That didn't sit well with the conference.

Romney, perhaps taken aback by the boos, went off script. ‘You know, there was a survey of the Chamber of Commerce, they carried out a survey of their members, about 1500 were surveyed. And they asked them what effect that Obamacare would have on their plans and three-quarters of them said it would make them less likely to hire people. So I say again if our priority is jobs and that's my priority that's something I'd change and I will replace with something that provides people something they need in healthcare, which is lower cost, good quality , a capacity to deal with people who have pre-existing conditions and I'll put that in place.’

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