(New York Daily News) A day after Mitt Romney's speech to the NAACP drew boos, a number of his Democratic critics are accusing the Republican candidate of provoking the moment of discord to appeal to his own base.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is among those who think Romney welcomed the negative reaction.
"I think it was a calculated move on his part to get booed at the NAACP convention," Pelosi said of his speech during an interview with Bloomberg TV. She did not elaborate.
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The boos began when the Republican candidate promised during his speech to "eliminate every nonessential, expensive program I can find - that includes Obamacare."