H-DECISION 2012

Oct 26, 2012 10:39 AM by Associated Press

Sununu backpeddles on comment about Powell supporting Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former New Hampshire governor John Sununu is backing away from his suggestion that fellow Republican Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama because both men are black.

Sununu has issued a statement saying the retired Army general and former Secretary of State is a friend and he doesn't doubt that Powell's backing for Obama is based on anything but Powell's "support of the president's policies."

Sununu is a top adviser to GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and told CNN yesterday Powell might have a "slightly different reason" for backing Obama. When host Piers Morgan asked why, Sununu suggested it could be a matter of Powell being proud of having someone from his "own race" being president.

Powell endorsed Obama this week on CBS -- noting that while difficult choices lay ahead on taxes, spending and other issues, the U.S. has begun to come out of its economic dive.

»Comments

PLEASE HELP US MODERATE COMMENTS

Offensive or inappropriate comments are subject to removal. To report a comment, please e-mail us at feedback@ksby.com, and include the name of the story and information on the comment.

Thank you! KSBY.com


More News

Most Popular

Top Videos

1 2 3 4