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?