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Student Launches “African Americans For Mitt Romney” Facebook Page


A New York college student has opened a Facebook page to show his support for Mitt Romney, and to rally other black people around the Republic candidate.  Jason Cruger’s “African Americans for Mitt Romney” page only has 144 likes, but he’s already passed his initial goal of getting 100 fans for the page.

Cruger, a student at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, started the page in January in an attempt to encourage black voters to support the former Massachusetts governor.

“Mitt Romney will create many new jobs for African-Americans,” Cruger wrote on the site. “He has laid out a plan to get the economy moving, lower unemployment and make sure that promises made by a functional government are promises kept.” As the president of his school’s Republican Club, Cruger is usually “one of a few African-Americans at any Republican event,” but he’s not deterred by being the political minority. “I think more people of my race should be Republican because I believe the Republican Party has been looking out for Black people a whole lot.”

While Romney is expected to grab the Republican nomination he has been criticized for not being able to relate to average Americans, and fails to connect with young, and minority, voters. In an effort to push ahead in the race , Romney’s aides took an uninspired shot at attacking President Obama for eating dog meat as a child.  Meanwhile, Obama is keeping his focus on young people, embarking on a three-state college tour this week. He also made a stop at Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and covers this month’s issue of Rolling Stone.


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