Romney Campaign Plays The Race Card With Powell Endorsement
Speaking to CNN’s Piers Morgan, Romney campaign national co-chair John Sununu explained why Colin Powell endorsed President Obama, in his view:
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.
Disgusting. I definitely have my issues with General Powell, but this conservative insistence that he backs Obama out of racial identity is just the worst. Does Romney have the support of Clint Eastwood, George W. Bush, Kid Rock, and Ann Coulter solely over their shared racial identity?
Furthermore, when Gen. Powell supported George W. Bush in 2000 and had a speaking slot at the Republican Convention, did he do so because Bush is a black man?
Similarly, the right has insisted that the overwhelming black support for President Obama is solely out of racial unity. That must be why previous black candidates for president like Al Sharpton failed to receive serious support from black voters. That must also be why black voters have voted for a white person for president ever since we earned the right to exercise our franchise.
Planet Romney can’t seem to understand that perhaps Powell supports Obama’s coherent foreign policy, rather than Romney’s “quick, what’s the sentiment on Fox News” doctrine. Nope, Powell’s endorsement of Obama has just got to be a black thing.
You know how they are.