July 12th, 2012
02:42 AM ET

Biden to speak to NAACP convention where Romney receives mixed reception

Vice President Joe Biden gives the keynote address at the NAACP convention in Houston on Thursday, a day after presumptive GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke there and as President Barack Obama takes a pass.

It will be Biden's first time addressing the convention as vice president, the NAACP said.

"The vice president is a longtime friend to the NAACP," said Roslyn Brock, the group's chairwoman. "He has been a strong advocate for justice and equality over his decades of service in the Senate and the White House."

The president will miss the event due to a "scheduling conflict," his campaign said.

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  1. Ancient Texan

    Another chance for Joe to stick his foot in his mouth and say something incomprehensible.

    July 12, 2012 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    Joe better not say anything about trimming down welfare, that's all I have to say.
    (43% of all African-Americans sole source of income is welfare, according to the NAACP*)

    Expanding small businesses would have long ago opened new businesses in ghettos if not for lack of ecurity from the terrorists attacking. (domestic terrorists)
    *NAACP stats do not include crack cocaine sales, and call serving your country a a merejob.

    July 12, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  3. rudad5

    with the economy and unemployment the way it is obama would have nothing to say thats why biden is there talking for him.

    July 12, 2012 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  4. Pete

    VP Biden blew the roof off in Houston today with his speech at this years NAACP convention.He basically buried Romney with facts about his intended agandas and painted the presidencial challenger and republicans as delushional extremists with a hard driven speech only a intelligent Democrate,NAACP would love and republicans turning their ignorent heads in shame because he was right on and Pres.Obama in his scheduling dilemma sent the right attack dog for the job and deliver Biden did!!Pres.Obama as the organizational wizard he is just sent a message to Romney that he's not done with burying the challenger yet and republicans either .He hasn't been across from the flipper yet in debates ,that's the beginning of the end for Romneys run in politics,much like that other elitist Trump,ya haven't heard from him recently have ya and where are his financials like Romneys!

    July 12, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Piers Morgan, Supervillain

      Facts and intelligent speeches only work on intelligent people who use facts and make decisions based on logic. Sadly at least half the country is filled with people who don't care about facts or intelligence. They are the people that "know" the president was really born in Kenya, and disregard all the facts. They are the people that believe he is really Muslim and has just been lying about it for the last 50 years. They are the people that think that Romney's hammering away at Obamacare means that his Massachusetts heathcare plan that ROMNEY started doesn't have the insurance mandate, when in fact, it the mandate was a CONSERVATIVE idea and only became unacceptable once Obama decided to use it. They are motivated by mad ravings, not logic or facts. We will never successfully reach those people without the outlandish, emotionally driven half-truths that they thirst for.

      July 12, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Sticks And Stones

    43% of African Americans don't have a job???Wow!! Where's your proof?Or are you like most of the fat mouthers, say whatever sounds goods with no proof

    July 12, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mo Govt Freestuff

    If you want a job, vote Romney. If you want to watch TV laying around government subsidized housing high on medicare perc0set waiting for the f00dstamps and social security disability to show up in the mailbox, vote Obama.

    I see the NAACP has chosen.

    July 12, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Americans Are Brain Washed

    The only state I know that actually gives welfare is california and alot of blacks left that state, so where are those lazy people you guys seem to have on your minds all the time

    July 12, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bb

    Would someone please just once comment on Oblameo with mentioning Bush. I never hear Oblameo did this or that anytime you critique this creep all a-kissers say is Bush bush bush Oblameo for 3 1/2 years has done every thing he can to cause racial tension, screw up the job market and break laws. if this is what you want, and think he is doing a good job then either you are uneducated or just plain stupid.

    July 12, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  9. james ainoris

    for example... Martin Luther came up with the Nurenberg laws that hitlr used in myn campf....Pope urban invented ghettos... the Mormons actually had pogroms against them by protestants and were driven from Palmyra,Ny all the way to Salt lake city. So they had a taste of being a persecuted minority. I think today the LDS is a good organizations and no longer believe the black curse garbage...just like most christians dont enslave blacks or hate jews etc. So it would be unfair to blame the new generation for the sins of their fathers. One thing they just recently did wrong ...but meant well was to post humously baptize jews that were murdered in holocaust.... this is an out rage but we (jews) do not recognize or consider such valid... many of us were forcefully baptized in evil europe..or murdered...for 1945 years....America is a blessed country...and we all can live here at peace. Lets continue to build it up through positive solutions (read MalcomX and you will see genious) We are all children of G-d! .

    July 12, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |