Romney gave a speech to the NAACP and he didn't pander. Romney told a booing crowd he would repeal Obamacare. Romney was booed three times, but it's unclear how many in the audience were booing. Minorities would be better served if they backed candidates who promise to roll back the interventions that have ground our economy to a halt. With black unemployment at 14%, what's good economically is good for all Americans, regardless of skin color, but growth will be a special relief for the African-American community. Minorities have been misled by the Democratic Party, so that now, as minorities make great strides in overcoming economic/education barriers, the policies which are ostensibly designed to "help" minorities are holding them back. Obamacare will cost all races the same, and the taxes will give them less money to spend on things they desire. There is nothing in Obamacare to give minorities better healthcare coverage and treatrment. Young minorities who choose to not buy healthcare coverage will have to pay a fine. Those minorities working for companies which choose to stop offering healthcare coverage will be forced into government programs which can prevent them from seeing the doctors of their choice, perhaps a minority doctor they've preferred for whatever reasons.
Progressives like to associate minorities with a strong welfare state, with a strategy of securing votes, but minorities are far more than recipients of welfare benefits. If this is what the Democratic Party thinks of minorities, then this is an insult. I believe minorities should at least send the Democrats a message that they aren't a monolithic voting bloc committed to the Democratic Party even though they are collectively doing worse under Democrats than they did under Republican control of government. Not that political parties should try to control the economy, but Republicans do try to create a better environment for companies, more business-friendly, to grow through their own efforts.
Romney told the NAACP crowd what he believes a President should do to allow economic growth, and he didn't treat them like dependents incapable of making it on their own. Good for Romney. With the 14% unemployment number as an introduction, Obama did not speak to the NAACP crowd.