Oct 26, 2012 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard
Given his overall foreign policy alone, if Obama was white, would Colin Powell still be endorsing him?
Excerpted from Politico: Former White House Chief of Staff John Sununu, a co-chair of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign, said in an interview Thursday night that retired Gen. Colin Powell’s decision to endorse President Barack Obama’s re-election bid appeared to have been driven by race.
However, Sununu later seemed to reverse himself.
“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?” Sununu said on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.”
“What reason would that be?” a somewhat-perplexed sounding Morgan replied.
“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.
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. Piers Morgan’s question was whether Colin Powell should leave the party, and I don’t think he should,” Sununu said.