I watched Bush’s speech to the NAACP Convention. What an awful speech. The Gulf betweeen Bush/Republicans and the African American community was evidenced in the content of the speech and also the audience reaction. There was VERY light applause throughout the speech. He received a large applause only twice. That occured at the end when he said he would sign the reauthorization of the Civil Rights Act and people cheered and applauded when he said…..”And I understand that many African Americans distrust my political party.”
Watch the reaction to that line in the video below and Bush being heckled which is hard to hear as they turned up his mic to drown it out.