Powell Accused of Race Based Endorsement

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By: Staff Email

WASHINGTON (AP) - An adviser to Mitt Romney suggests that fellow Republican Colin Powell endorsed Democratic president Barack Obama because both men are black. John Sununu is the former New Hampshire governor who served as White House chief of staff under President George H.W. Bush. Powell is a retired four-star Army general who was secretary of state for President George W. Bush.

Appearing Thursday on CNN, Sununu said he wondered whether Powell had "a slightly different reason for preferring President Obama." Host Piers Morgan asked what reason that would be. Sununu said - quote - "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 also called Obama "lazy" after his performance in the first presidential debate.

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