|Mitt Romney greets black voters|
Mr. Enzi discusses Mr. Romney's Mormon faith: "His quantum leap over this hurdle is itself a civil rights victory, as notable as John F Kennedy's nomination amid fear he'd answer to the Pope or Obamas' breaking of the presidential color barrier. Mitt Romney as the Republican nominee is one more brick in the road to Americans being judged as just that - Americans. We should all be proud."
More commentary from Mr. Enzi, about the presidential candidate: "Cornel West and Tavis Smiley are the few independent voices daring to question Obama on his dismal performance or lack thereof in Black America. I should say liberal voices because conservatives from Newt Gingrich to Michele Bachmann have had plenty to say about it. Mitt Romney's NAACP speech didn't strike me as the obligatory act of a racist putting on a good front. There were few votes to be gained. Facing a national electorate determined to vote Black at all costs, Romney gave a warm presentation minus pandering or brow beating. He spoke confidently and was clearly comfortable with his audience - not quite the Ken doll critics claimed. We understood going in that he wasn't another Bill Clinton. Or a Ronald Reagan. He's not a Southerner nor a people person per se. He's very formal and not prone to letting his guard down around crowds. That doesn't mean he's racist or elitist. It means he's reserved. Reserved is a welcome change from the personality cult he's opposing. Reserved brings to mind old school values like dependability; integrity and another oldie-but goodie, class."