A video satire produced by a liberal group led by a former New York Times reporter and former Media Matters executive says that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is not liked by blacks, reports The Washington Examiner. The producers say Romney is “so white he makes “Wonder Bread look like pumpernickel.”:
The YouTube from “The Message,” an online “media hub,” is described as a satirical video of Romney getting advice on what to say to the civil rights group. Or, as they said in a release, the video “lacerates Romney and his advisors as they prepare for his speech to NAACP in Houston on Wednesday.”
The lead “advisor” in the video is described as the brainchild of the 1988 Willie Horton ads and the 2004 swift boat campaign. He states bluntly that “blacks don’t like us and we’re about to give a speech to a whole lot of them.”
He also says to the candidate, “you are so white, you are extremely white, you make Wonder Bread look like pumpernickel,” before advising the Romney actor never fully seen to “go on out there and get all Mormon, Martin Luther King on them, you’re going to be great.”
Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, Missouri Democrat, condemned the video’s message telling me on Tuesday afternoon, “Whoever said it just made a very ignorant statement and it’s an embarrassment to those of us who believe we need be moving towards a one America.”
“The other point is whenever things like this happen, you’ll find a number of African-Americans without hesitation ready to make a condemnation. We always have difficulty, when it’s coming from another route. When thing happen, people make comments, but that’s not enough. It’s not helpful. It’s not enough to stop me from readily condemning ignorant statements on race,” he added.