Hypothetically speaking (for this would never - ever - ever happen) but what if President Obama decided to speak at the annual NRA convention? AND, in this hypothetical speech Obama indicated that he wanted to curb gun sales which caused the audience to boo him?
HuffPo's leading headline would be NRA RAICIST, BOO THE PRESIDENT in 36-point font.
Now let's look at Romney - who did indeed go onto the lion's den and spoke at the NAACP annual convention. In his speech (which oddly enough was very close to every stump speech he'd made so far) he criticized the disaster that is O-care and was subsequently booed by the audience.
The headline after his speech? ROMNEY IS RACIST.
This from Michael Tomasky at the Daily Beast:
Romney and team obviously concluded that a little shower of boos was perfectly fine because the story "Romney Booed at NAACP" would jazz up their (very white) base.
Yes Michael, obviously, this is the answer. I couldn't possibly be that Romney is running for president of all Americans regardless of skin color and therefore thought it prudent to at least try to make his conservative case to those who he knows lean left.
Tomasky also calls Romney spineless, disingenuous, and supercilious. His evidence is that Romney does whatever the Tea Party tells him to do. Romney not only showed fortitude by showing up at the NAACP convention, he (if you read the speech) actually makes a case that Obama's policies have disproportionally hurt the black community.
If Tomasky wants to see real spinelessness, he need look no further than The One. He sent Biden and didn't even bother to show up. If Obama wants to show he has a spin let him go into the lion's den and speak in front of the NRA and make his case for destroying the second amendment rights of all Americans.
I guess if the only thing you have left in your quiver is 8 plus percent unemployment, stagnant economy and no end in sight all you can do is scream RACIST and hope it sticks regardless of the evidence that suggest otherwise.