Romney Surrogate: Colin Powell Endorsed Obama Because He’s Black
One of the most racist theories to come out of the Obama era is that blacks are only supporting President Obama because he’s black. Were white people supporting Clinton, Carter, or Reagan because they were white?
To say that a black person is only voting for Obama because he’s black discounts the ability or desire of black people to weigh the issues, and make the same thoughtful considerations that every other electorate makes. But the chorus of people saying, ‘blacks only vote for Obama because he’s black’ began in the 2008 election cycle, and unhinged Romney surrogate John Sununu is again picking up that talking point.
During an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan, Sununu was asked about Colin Powell’s endorsement of President Obama, and again, went for the low hanging fruit. Here’s the exchange:
SUNUNU: You have to wonder whether that’s an endorsement based on issues or that he’s got a slightly different reason for President Obama.
MORGAN: What reason would that be?
SUNUNU: Well, I think that 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.
Given that Sununu is the same guy who said President Obama doesn’t know how to be a real American, and called Obama lazy and “not that bright” after the first debate, it’s not a stretch to say that Sununu just might be a not so closeted racist. What is striking is that the Romney campaign has never reigned him in for his remarks. That says more about the Romney campaign than it does Sununu.
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