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Romney co-chair John Sununu: Colin Powell endorsed Obama because he's black

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Mitt Romney surrogate John Sununu was on CNN Thursday night discussing the election with Piers Morgan. Morgan asked Sununu, the former governor of New Hampshire, what the endorsement today by former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a Republican, for President Obama meant.

Morgan wondered if Powell should switch parties in light of this, his second endorsement for Obama.

There are many lines of reasoning, argument or reason Sununu could have taken to answer the question. In fact, he started by pointing out that former President George W. Bush has endorsed Romney. But, instead, he went with race:

"Frankly, when you take a look at Colin Powell, you have to wonder if that's an endorsement based on issues, or whether he's got a slightly different reason for preferring President Obama?"

"What reason would that be?" Morgan asked.

"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."


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