Mitt Romney tried to reach out to African Americans in West Philadelphia, but the Obama campaign helped see to it that he got an angry reception, according to the Washington Post.
Outside, meanwhile, some brick row houses across from the school were boarded up. Police had cordoned off a full city block to protect Romney and his entourage. Residents, some of them organized by Obama’s campaign, stood on their porches and gathered at a sidewalk corner to shout angrily at Romney. Some held signs saying, “We are the 99%.” One man’s placard trumpeted an often-referenced Romney gaffe: “I am not concerned about the very poor.”
It would seem to me to go down in the dirty tricks category to be organizing hecklers at your opponents appearances, particularly, in this case, at one of the most dangerous spots in the city, according to Politico.
Obama is counting on strong turnout from the black community, some of which was angered by his stand in favor of gay marriages, so any effort by Romney to make inroads there is seen as a threat.