Originally Posted by Vis
You want a disgraceful playing of the race card? Here you go:
John Sununu, a top adviser to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, suggested Thursday that Colin Powell endorsed President Obama because both men are African-American.
Asked Thursday on CNN about Powell’s endorsement, Sununu said the endorsement might be for reasons other than policy.
“Frankly, when you take a look at Colin Powell, you have to wonder whether that’s an endorsement based on issues or whether he’s got a slightly different reason for preferring President Obama,” Sununu said.
Asked what those might be, Sununu pointed to race.
“Well, I think when you have somebody of your own race that you’re proud of being president of the United States, I applaud Colin for standing with him,” Sununu said.
As was the case with that dirt bag running for Senate in Indiana who had to walk back his statement that rapes are God's will, Sununu has "clarified" his comment that Powell's endorsement of Obama was racially motivated
A few hours after the CNN interview, Sununu issued a statement appearing to back away from the comment.
"Colin Powell is a friend and I respect the endorsement decision he made and I do not doubt that it was based on anything but his support of the president’s policies."