John Sununu says Colin Powell has endorsed Barack Obama not on the issues, but because they’re both black.
“Frankly when you take a look at Colin Powell whether that’s an endorsement based on issues or whether he’s got a slightly different reason for preferring President Obama,” Sununu told CNN.
“What reason would that be?” asked host Piers Morgan.
“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,” responded Sununu.
Can we agree that Sununu’s conclusions about Powell reveal his motives more than Powell’s? It’s safe to assume that Sununu supports Mitt Romney, not “based on issues,” but because they’re both white.
I hope the media spend the day asking various white Romney surrogates and endorsers if they support Romney primarily because they share same skin color. (Not, Boehner. He’s orange.)
Oh, and it would also be nice to follow up with Powell and give him
an further opportunity to detail his differences with Romney on the issues.
In the meantime, we’re left to ponder how in the world John Sununu rose to such a place of prominence that he could so sully the national discourse.
If you think for a second that Sununu doesn’t speak for the campaign, note that he accused Powell of endorsing while black while sitting in a Romney office.