Jennifer Carroll to CNN: Mitt Romney Genuine, Made Case to NAACP Well
In a prime national television segment this morning, Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll told CNN's Solidad O'Brien that she is proud of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.
Speaking before the NAACP convention in Houston on Wednesday, Romney withstood the delegates' boos gracefully, she said, spoke from the heart, and made his case "about as well as it was possible to."
Asked if she thought it wise that Romney used the word "Obamacare" to describe the Affordable Health Care Act, Carroll said, "That was what I liked in particular. He didn't try to go in and use different language to this audience than he does anywhere else. He wasn't pandering to the crowd. He stated his case as he always does, in the same language. It was admirable."
The CNN segment was fully about Romney's speech and the reception he got in Houston: When the former Massachusetts governor argued that his own policies would help "families of any color more than the policies and leadership of President Obama" and when he added he would reduce spending, in part, by eliminating "non-essential, expensive programs" like the president's health care plan, the audience booed for 15 seconds.
O'Brien stuck to national politics. She didn't ask Carroll about the story that dogged the lieutenant governor on Wednesday, that a fired former aide claims she caught Carroll in "a compromising position" with another aide shortly before being fired last year.