In an interview with Piers Morgan on October 25, 2012, Governor John Sununu, currently Campaign co-chair for presidential candidate Mitt Romney, commented on why he thinks General Colin Powell endorsed Barrack Obama.
Piers Morgan and Sununu discussed a few different issues including Sununu’s thoughts on General Powell decided to endorse Obama. When Piers asked him what he thought of the endorsement, Sununu answered:
“ 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.”
So basically, aside from both of the men being black, there are, according to Governor Sununu, no other reasons why General Colin Powell would publicly announce his endorsement for presidential candidate Barrack Obama.
The 2012 Presidential elections are already heated for many reasons. Big ticket issues have included women’s issues, gay civil rights, and the impact of economic hardship on families across the country.
Yes, Barrack Obama is black. Mitt Romney is white. Does this mean that those who endorse Mitt Romney only do so because he is white? Do these major issues mean nothing to voters when they are casting their votes?
Watch a video of Gov. John Sununu speak about Colin Powell’s endorsement of Barrack Obama for reelection in the 2012 Presidential elections:
Sources: Think Progress
General Powell has been a strong governmental figure since the George W. Bush administration when he was Secretary of State.
Why do you think, as Mitt Romney’s Campaign co-chair, Governor John Sununu would make such comments? What does the implication that General Colin Powell endorses President Barrack Obama for reelection solely based on race mean for voters?