[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/05/21/art.mccain0520.ap.jpg caption="McCain will make an appearance at the NAACP convention this summer."] (CNN) - Last year, Rep. Tom Tancredo was the only Republican presidential contender to accept an invitation from the NAACP to appear at its convention. This summer, the party’s presumptive nominee, John McCain, will address members of the civil rights group at its annual meeting.
In an interview with Essence magazine released Tuesday, the Arizona senator said he would "go to places and venues that would allow me to continue a dialogue with the African-American community. I will go to the NAACP convention."
Last month, McCain spent a week touring the country in an effort to reach out to voters who have not traditionally backed the GOP in large numbers, including a stop in Selma, Alabama – a pivotal location in the civil rights movement.
Good, this way the people of the NAACP will have even more reasons NOT to vote for you!!!!!!
HOPE YOU'RE SEATED NEXT TO AL SHARPTON !!!!!
This is a good move on your part. Just make sure you stay with it.
Bush has been ducking this crowd for awhile noe.
The things you will do when you are running for president!!!
Here's a guy who voted against Martin Luther King holiday during Bush I's term... and what does he do when running for president??? Speak to the NAACP....
This should be good. He'll have an opportunity to explain why he didnt want to acknowledge Martin Luther Kings birthday as an official holiday in the state of Arizona.
Good for him (and the Reps).
And even the NAACP.
This ought to be good. He is going to play the ol' – "I made a mistake for not voting for a MLK day" routine. But I hear you now. McCain would of called MLK an appeaser and a cut and run person if he were alive today. I wouldn't believe him.
The same man who voted against the MLK holiday?
THEY PROBABLY WANT TO SEE A BIGOT UP CLOSE & PERSONAL.
Now THAT outta be good!
His vow to fight a respectful and positive ampaign was died and buried before the conventions!
He is no match for the good people of the NAACP!
This should be intresting
Go ahead and tell them that you are supporting Barack Obama.
Obama / Al Gore 2008
No blacks should vote for Mc Cain!!!
I thinks there's enough Caucasians that he needs to address. Will McCain be seeking the African Americans to support him if Obama was fully Caucasian? This is the same thing that Hillary does.
And what exactly does McCain have to offer to black voters? A summer gas tax holiday?
Good for you. This is a free Country and anyone says otherwise must be an Obama suppoter.
THIS GUY IS SO DARING. LET HIM GO . The ghost of Martin Luther King jr is waiting for him.
Obama-Webb, please vote. Beyond imposters. Drop the negativity, squash and smash that, no matter the color of the face.
WOW..... Your really great.... going to the NAACP and all! We show is Happy? Get with it man....Black folks have been voting for Whites for as long as we have been ALLOWED to. It is really an insult and shows a desperate attempt to get some votes from the ones who have been overlooked for soooooooooooooooooooooooooo long. Be sincere... are you? Well you actually could be. And afterall, if Hillary steals the election, folks at the NAACP will probably be voting for you....so please do go and tell your message.
Wow ! ! ! Talk about reverse discrimination with some of these comments.
Nothing like sticking to the issues . . . the economy (and how that affects the races), foreign policy (and how that affects the races), health care (and how that affects the races), the global war on terrorism (and how that affects the races), global warming (and how that affects the races) . . . Sorry Rodney - apparently we all can't just get along.