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Jason Cruger, a student at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, is fired up for the 2012 elections. In order to support the candidate he feels is best for the job, the 20-year-old is a stanch Republican and a fervent Romney supporter created a new Facebook group aiming to encourage African-Americans to vote for the GOP candidate in November.

While some might find it odd the young man is supporting Romney in the fall, Cruger says he’s used it.

He told the Hill: “I’ve been getting it since 2008. Anytime you tell them that you’re Republican, they’ll look at you very strangely, saying, ‘Are you out of your mind? What’s wrong with you? Why are you supporting [Mitt] Romney?’ ”

But Cruger hopes his group, along with the high unemployment rates for black folks (now around 14%), inspires many African Americans to give Romney and the GOP a second look.

“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.”

Since starting African Americans for Romney back in January Cruger has attracted 90 fans, some of whom seem skeptical of his cause. He’s hoping to reach 100 soon.

Would you consider voting for Mitt Romney in the fall? 

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  • The Taker

    Shameful.

  • Grant

    I used to be a Republican, but once Obama was elected and they went into full fledged “We want our country back!”, He’s an illegal, He’s uppity, so on and so forth-mode, I had to leave them behind. The rhetoric in the 90’s used to be, responsible government and job growth. The rhetoric now is destroy all government, but blow up brown people in foreign lands, while making brown people here carry papers. This is the party of the neo-confederacy. All you have to do is look at the Christian right and their opposition to Romney the Mormon in 2008 and their love of him now. The message is basically, “We hate Mormons, but slightly less than black people.” The democrats may make intentionally small strides within the black community to keep us, but at least they don’t use outright hatred and vilification of us for votes. Sorry, not Mittens for me.

  • HaHai

    Why would any Black person America every vote for Romney after reading this????
    This information needs to be shared.

    I just had to share these comments that Mitt Romney made and I’m telling you all we better take this election business serious cause these GOP folks are way beyond crazy
    Here’s what Romney said:

    “I understand how difficult it can be for an African-American in today’s society. In fact, I can relate to black people very well
    indeed. My ancestors once owned slaves, and it is in my lineage to work closely with the black community. However, just because they were freed over a century ago doesn’t mean they can now be freeloaders. They need to be told to work hard, and the incentives just aren’t there for them anymore. When I’m president I plan to work closely with the black community to bring a sense of pride and work ethic back into view for them”. -Mitt Romney.

    He must love the taste of his toes because he keeps putting his foot in his mouth. And we thought Bush was dumb!!

    Intelligence plus character is the true meaning of education. DR. Martin L. King, JR.

    • Bee

      Wow, he said that?! Why am I not surprised? What a racist sack of sh*t. White folks really are some 19th century racist level these days. And a lot of black folks are too stupid to see/realize it. Smh.

    • Bee

      Okay, I just looked up that quote and it comes from a satire website, so Romney didn’t actually say it. But it is close enough to what he really means to say, imo, when he talks about “welfare moms” and so forth. Smh.

    • Ryan

      Dude, check your facts. Your post is NOT A REAL QUOTE by Romney: http://www.snopes.com/politics/romney/blackcommunity.asp.

      PS: Its ironic that you quote Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who was a Republican.

    • Grant

      MLK Jr. was an independent who had sympathy for communism. Take your BS and trolling elsewhere.

  • Carlos

    Cruger’s statement sounds like what it is – a cuny educated mind trying to appear smart.