|West continued to stump for Romney, even while Romney was dissing his own "Black Leadership Council"|
The article continues: "Romney’s campaign announced his Black Leadership Council to some fanfare during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. West served as co-chairman along with Tim Scott and Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll, who resigned her position abruptly this week amid an investigation into a $300 million charity fraud. At the time, Romney announced his Black Leadership Council in a statement — rather than in person — saying, 'I am proud to have the endorsements of so many leaders in the black community. They know all too well that the economic downturn that has continued to hammer our country has been even more devastating for black Americans. Together, we will work to end that downturn, and we will not rest until all Americans have the jobs they need, the quality education they are owed, and the opportunities they deserve.'"
More about Mr. West's criticism of Mr. Romney: "Pretty words, but West says the leadership council never met with Romney or anyone on his senior campaign staff. 'No. Never did,' said West. 'We had a good foundation of people that could have helped out, but, you know, once again, that’s ‘outreach.’ Doesn’t mean anything unless you actually show up.'"