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October 25th, 2012
10:25 PM ET

Sununu on Powell, Obama: "When you have somebody of your own race that you're proud of...I applaud Colin for standing with him"

With the 2012 general election now merely a dozen days away, on Thursday "Piers Morgan Tonight" invited John Sununu to share his incomparable blend of political perspective and impassioned insight.

Welcoming his guest live from Boston, Piers Morgan asked the former New Hampshire governor about Colin Powell's recent endorsement of the incumbent:

"Colin Powell has decided to opt for President Obama again, despite apparently still being a Republican. Is it time he left the party?"

"I'm not sure how important that is," replied the 73-year-old adviser to Mitt Romney. "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?"

"What reason would that be?" wondered the host.

"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."

Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as John Sununu also reveals his stance on rape, and the recent comments made by Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock.
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  1. Scott

    Why didn't Mr. Morgan call Mr. Sununu out on his veiled racist statement? Both Mr. Sununu and Mr. Romney are white but that isn't brought up as a reason. It's only because Mr. Powell and the President are black that such a myopic viewpoint would be presented. Mr. Morgan failed to recognize the importance of Mr. Sununu's racist remarks.

    October 25, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • VG

      Obama and a non-white has to prove that they are capable to do the job before they could be hired and tagged with accountability. On the other hand, most if not all white people are presumed qualified even in some cases they are not. They accountability requirement is much lower than any non-white. I love this country dearly becauae it is better that any other country on the face of this earth but it is far away from perfection. Racism, gender gap, religion still plays a major role in this country and not going to be any better as it would continue to see economic downward trend. The bad part is the rules are different when you are CEO, rich person than you are a worker.

      October 26, 2012 at 1:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Ucannotbesirius

        @VG
        I appreciate your insighful remarks. I find Su-no-no 's remarks bordering on racism, but not exactly. I what do not appreciate is his success at portraying this deep thinker, someone who walked away from politics the Jim Brown walked away from the NFL, as shallow and suddenly myopic enough to only see the color of a man's skin! Colin, today, could decide to run for office and easily win. The white america cannot remember when black america subjected the President to its own challenges and he successfully fended us off, publicly stating that he is the President of the USA. http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/08/obama-im-not-the-president-of-black-america-131351.html

        October 27, 2012 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
      • KEKC

        > Obama and a non-white has to prove that they are capable to do the job before they could be hired and tagged with accountability. On the other hand, most if not all white people are presumed qualified even in some cases they are not.

        That is not true. Actually, your statement is racist. I voted for Obama in 2008 without even noticing his race. I am firing him this time around not because he is black, but because he is a fraud.

        Stop playing the race card! That is shallow!

        October 29, 2012 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Mitch

      I don't know why he didn't just go on and call a spade a spade. he's made it very apparent that the Romney people are really the Reagan people...they didn't like Blacks then and they don't like us now...but their hate doesn't stop with Black..its a race race that's true...but there's a class race going on as well. They play whichever is necessary...at the time...we really need to open our eyes!

      October 26, 2012 at 4:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Nora

        Mitch, what you are saying about the Reagan administration simply is not true. While it is yet to be seen from the Romney administration, Black indiiduals and families have done the best under the Reagan administration than under any other – personally, professionally, and financially. i had to do a short research paper on Reagan, and that was one thing you do not hear from the news or educators, but it is in the books. I thought that was super interesting information

        October 26, 2012 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
      • Mace

        Nora,

        I'm sorry but you are sadly mistaken....times were the TOUGHEST in the past 50years for minorities as a whole during the Reagan administration....during his presidency we saw the rise in drug addiction and crimes related to drugs, mass poverty and extreme unemployment, not to mention an AIDS epidemic...all factors that directly affect minorities!...at no time in America's history (other than slavery for African descendants) has so many factors occurred all at the same to affect minorities...I don't know where you did you research but you have it so wrong..I encourage you to talk to minorities...ask them about their experiences during the Reagan Administration and I'm sure you would get a more realistic picture of what occurred then...the books are catered in a way to continue the ridiculous idolatry for someone who was a likeable person but a poor leader

        October 26, 2012 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
    • tnwoman

      You would think that this person, Sununu, who was born in Cuba to Palestinian/ Salvadorean parents would be more sensitive to racial issues. Just a generation ago he would NOT have been considered part of the "white" race in America. Sununu's rant just proves the "Southern Strategy" is alive and still being used by the Rebublican Party. I have always believed that ANY black person (Do you hear me Condi?) who is a Republican is a FOOL.

      Also, he is very ugly man externally AND internally..

      October 26, 2012 at 9:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • mary

        I would like to put my foot in his face. he is a nasty man.

        October 26, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeffrey Berry

      Reality is that Powell is a RINO - Republican in Name Only and only when it is convenient and expedient. When you change sides that easily you clearly identify what party YOU REALLY supported.

      October 26, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • docktorb

        Why is it that when an African-American man endorses another, he is a RINO? Using that logic, does Condi Rice, endorsing a white man, make her an Uncle Tom? Probably not, but in the narrow, racist, views held in this country, that is exactly what we get. For years, the only choice of presidential candidates were white men, and no one had a problem with anyone endorsing them. Get real people! When he was working for 'your' candidates, you held Mr. Powell in such high regard, but now that he chooses to exercise his right to vote his concious, all that has changed. Sadly, the Republickkkan party has digressed into a party of hate, divisiveness, and fear. If they would spend half of much energy working for the country as they do tearing down the president, we could really get things done.

        October 26, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
      • mwmaddock

        Powell is not an African American. He voted for Obama in order to give him an additional four years to finish the job. Sununu admires Powell for supporting Obama, loyal but not smart. Eight years of failed policies puts Powell on the loyal but wrong side.

        October 27, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nigel Goddard

      Sununu made a very racist remark thinking that racial pride is behind Powell endorsing outside his party. There may be many more republicans to affraid to be as bold as Powell.

      October 26, 2012 at 10:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • slim

        Powell did what most blacks do, vote color of skin. Large cities with majority of blacks have black mayors. Few care about substance, color of skin is what matters most.

        October 26, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • michael

      becaue one is a racist and the other is a big pu..y

      October 26, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • drb

      So True!!...

      October 26, 2012 at 11:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • ScottF

      Scott, regarding your comment below:
      "Why didn't Mr. Morgan call Mr. Sununu out on his veiled racist statement? Both Mr. Sununu and Mr. Romney are white but that isn't brought up as a reason. It's only because Mr. Powell and the President are black that such a myopic viewpoint would be presented. Mr. Morgan failed to recognize the importance of Mr. Sununu's racist remarks..."

      You really need some better analytical skills than this. In the 2008 election, 96% of black voters voted for Obama. 96%! The same is anticipated in the 2012 election. Do you think maybe there is a correlation there between blacks wanting to vote for a black president? Uh, yeah, I think so. So statistically speaking, there is a 96% chance that Colin Powell would vote for Obama. Is that a racist statement? Only to liberal.

      Did 96% of white voters vote for McCain in 2008? Of course not. It was approximately 50%. Will 96% of white voters vote for Romney? Again, of course not.

      October 26, 2012 at 11:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • KathyR

        THANK YOU...well said!! and what about Chris Matthews of MSNBC after the last debate calling people right wing racist if they vote against Obama. Where were all these people then? See no evil, do no evil and hear no evil, right?

        October 26, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
      • Edman

        well said, it is time for the journalists to stand for independence from their personal views or party they support. In this case he should have called it what it was a "Raciest Comment".

        October 26, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
      • Franklin

        I love for dimwitted conservatives love to ignore that while 95% of blacks voted for Obama, that 94% voted for white as snow John Kerry, and similarly high numbers for Gore. And if blacks vote on race, then why weren't Jessie Jackson and Allen Keyes president? Oh, because conservatives don't know what they're talking about, and are just motivated by stupidity.

        October 27, 2012 at 5:35 am | Report abuse |
    • slim

      Democracy is a joke, people vote color of skin and gender, a hundred percent of blacks vote for Obama, issues and substance has little to do with voting.

      October 26, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Whatever

        Why don't you guys make a big deal when blacks vote in huge numbers for a white candidate, which we usually do since we really never had a black candidate? In the history of America blacks nor America in general has never even been given a chance to vote on a candidate of color, why shouldn't blacks or America in general be exited about it? It is simply because if whites cannot have it their way the'd rather destroy something. You whites think that everything should be in your best interest, so get ready for the fact that you will not be the majority soon.

        October 28, 2012 at 4:13 am | Report abuse |
      • SS

        Blacks vote always 90% democrat... do research kiddo.
        "Without research, presentation is king."

        October 28, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reality

      What racism? Powell is a lifelong republican that has been endorsing Obama. It appears to me that Powell is the one that is endorsing and voting based on race...

      October 26, 2012 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Dale Kelsey

      So why are y attacking Obamas success – y jerk Romney!

      October 27, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • ruth

      This current President in office has divided this country well before any one else did,I have never seen blacks and whites at each other since he took office,this man has outraged everyone .I first was appalled by his apology tour,it was like Michael Jackson on steroids,if the man bowed any lower he would have split his pants,telling countries Americans are arrogant, I knew then that the man that ran for president is not the same man...I am sad for this country if he gets in again ,for the path is not good ,remember his allegiance lies with muslims.

      October 27, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • myztury2solve

        Seriously???? It's only a matter of time until the U.S. populace is ready to assimilate into the global cognitive awakening process. Enough with these American brain washings. Brainwashed people don’t see how brainwashed they are, but the rest of the world sees it and hates American greed and arrogance. We pretend to be the moral compass for the world, but there is something fundamentally shameful about American ethics, and everyone knows it – except Americans.

        God help America if the former governor Mitt Romney becomes next American president – cold blooded, deeply cynical man, who sees the country as completely divided, as two completely different sets of people, a pragmatic 'amoral' capitalist with blind personal religious ambitions, lastly but not least, extremist who plans to change the world.

        October 28, 2012 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
      • WarriorWoman

        Bravo! If Romney is elected we no longer have to wonder who the anti-christ is....God Bless America!

        October 28, 2012 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • bill

      suppose 90% of whites supported Romney... the media would certainly associate that kind of support as being related to race. 90% of blacks support Obama. Race is a factor.

      October 27, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Dave

      You miss the point, Scott: Powell calls himself a Republican and then endorses a Democrat. The guest is pointing out what is beyond doubt. That is far more odd than a fellow Republican (Sununu) endorsing a Republican (Romney). You are falling into the usual race-anxiety psychosis. Piers, hats off to you for being a gentleman and not a Chris Mathews.

      October 28, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Arnold A. McMahon

      So, is Sununu supporting Romney because Romney is white?

      October 28, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. rajace

    What Sununu is trying to point out is if somebody is a Republican, he needs to standby another republican. In that case, I dont see why any republican should be endorsing a Democrat named Romney.

    October 25, 2012 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • michael

      why? people are free to think for themselves f.ck voting for the party when the party line is so right wing. also he is a blatant racist who tried to hide his remark behind a back handed compliment. Morgan is a p.ssy for not calling him on it

      October 26, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • drb

      There was a time when people voted for the man and his principles not just a party.

      October 26, 2012 at 11:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Ruth

    Mr. Sununu apparently doesn't know General Powell because he would know Gen. Powell isn't bought by anyone. He is straight forward & tells you like it is, which is so refreshing. I do have a question for you Piers why didn't you call Mr. Sununi on racist insinuations?

    October 26, 2012 at 12:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • tired of the bickering

      Because no one in the media mentions race. They've called it "obvious reasons" and shy away from spitting it out. Even Fox doesn't have the nerve to say it's racial bias that makes people say the most hateful, ignorant, and stupidest things about MINE/YOURS/OUR President!

      October 26, 2012 at 12:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Mary Goode

        Thank You

        October 27, 2012 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
      • Michael

        Colin Powell his disapproval for the republican party new directions years ago during Bush presidency and discontinuing his position as the Secretary of State.

        October 27, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Johnny

    Definitely was an odd response by Piers to end the interview there without calling Sununu out. That would've made for an interesting exchange, instead he left it to the Twitterverse to hash out.

    October 26, 2012 at 12:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • tired of the bickering

      Mr. Morgan has been doing that lately: Romney boys, Reverend Graham in particular were soft interviews. In my opinion

      October 26, 2012 at 1:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jess

      Reporters from CNN America are so biased to the Republican party, especially King. These are not reporters who are doing their job, but are people pushing Republican agenda. I saw the interview with Andersen and the author of RnR and the author explained the context in the which bulls$$ter was used. CNN never updated their footer but kept it as O calling R bulls$$ter. CNN needs to reduce their reporters salary so they are under 250k and let's see what happens then. A for CNN reporters in Europe, F for CNN reporters in US.

      October 26, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Ruth

    Shame on you Piers for not calling Sununu on racist insinuations. He apparently doesn't know Gen. Powell because he would know no one can buy him & he is straight forward.

    October 26, 2012 at 12:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Gene

    Morgan knew exactly what he was doing by not commenting or calling out Sununu. He left it lingering in the air to maximum effect.

    October 26, 2012 at 12:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Edgar Brian Omwango

    Dear Piers Morgan

    The fact that America is a beacon that the world looks to for aspirations of liberty, common sense and democracy is indisputable. For as long as I can remember, my abstracted picture of a world heirearchy has always had America at the top, and it was a picture I was always very comfortable with. In other words, I swore allegiance to my country's leadership on national matters, but aligned myself behind American leadership on matters international.

    My perspective has however faced serious headwinds in the past decade. The most disastrous one was of course the war in Iraq, and while I was glad to see the back of Saddam Insane, the way American leadership went about justifying, executing and then defending the war effort (plus its less than stellar treatment of both Iraqi civilians and American troops) profoundly shook my faith in America's position at the helm of world leadership. My belief in America was further eroded by its part in the global economic downturn of 2008, and at some point during those dark times, I actually despaired.

    Barack Obama's election in 2008 went a long way towards restoring my shattered faith in America. For maybe the first time, I was able to envision multicultural harmony of purpose in America as not just political rhetoric, but a practical ideal as well that its citizenry believed in. This was the kind of America I wanted at the top of my picture.

    But again, this view of America is being threatened.

    President Obama's tenure, it must be said, hasn't matched up to the dizzying heights of expectation it was premised upon. The economy is still out of the count, and unemployment figures still make for pretty disturbing reading. But there are two things which are cast iron undisputable. 1, President Obama has worked really hard to stem the tide, and 2, although at a frustratingly slow pace, his policies seem to be working. And those of us who look up to this ideal American leadership find that encouraging, and are filled with hope when American statesmen like Colin Powell endorse that perspective.

    But when we see the kind of rhetoric Rush Limbaughs, the Sarah Palins, the Michelle Bachmanns, the Glenn Becks, the Reince Preibuses and now the John Sununus are subjecting the president to, and then get to understand that these RWNJs represent or shape the views of a significant proportion of the American people, we despair.

    October 26, 2012 at 12:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Doc1

      Well said.

      October 26, 2012 at 7:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • One world

      Thank you for your remark. Your thinking is the same of people In the Metro area.
      The tea braggers fear they are declining in numbers. They hate and fear change. They hate the blacks, Hispanic, Asian, Moslims, Hindus and Jews. There children are growing up in a global world and can see the bigotry of there parents.

      October 27, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Louis

    I guess i wasnt the only one that foiund that statement so bad that for the first time i came on CNNs site. I seen in your face a bit of discuss, maybe im wrong. But my staement is like many others, weather you vote for Obama or not General Powell, Secratary and could have been President, war hero, worked hs way fom the bottom up came from parents who came to this country for the American dream, searved several or more tours in Viet Nam as a company commander. leader of the desert storm and hes going to endorse President Obama cause he is a black man. Now i believe Sununu, has Romnezia. I m shaking my head just thinking about it. He was making a statment of a brave decent human being that sees the color RED WHITE AND BLUE.. THANK YOU PIERS FOR YOUR SHOW

    October 26, 2012 at 12:31 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Louis

    SORRY, one more thing we can not forget about General powells, work for the education of children. He is truly, an American hero.

    October 26, 2012 at 12:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. tired of the bickering

    Because no one in the media mentions race. They've called it "obvious reasons" and shy away from spitting it out. Even Fox doesn't have the nerve to say it's racial bias that makes people say the most hateful, ignorant, and stupidest things about MINE/YOURS/OUR President!

    October 26, 2012 at 12:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Cathy

    Wow! Sununu just called an American hero a racist....I think the Republicans need to keep their mouths shut...really?

    October 26, 2012 at 12:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Buck!

      Thank you! That's the one person who you don't do that with! Powell? Sunun should be shamed by Romney.

      October 26, 2012 at 1:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
  12. tired of the bickering

    Mr. Morgan has been doing that lately: Romney boys, Reverend Graham in particular were soft interviews. In my opinion

    October 26, 2012 at 1:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Buck!

    Powell has never been about race. He couldn't have succeeded if he had. Sununu just threw out a veiled racist comment in order to get everyone riled up. Powell choosing cause of race? Laughable. Piers Morgan has taken a billion shots at Obama, but let's this guy slide. Lol. This is comedy. God Bless America?

    October 26, 2012 at 1:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Alton

      It was race

      October 26, 2012 at 7:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

        Mr. Sununu needs to get his head examined. I have to disagree that Powell's endorsement of the President is about race and had nothing to do with policy. That is totall false. First and foremost, the last time I checked, President Obama's mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, great great great grandmother, great great great great grandmother were all WHITE as LILLY. And by the way Sir, President Obama was elected POTUS simply because millions of WHITE Americans across this great nation overlooked race and voted for him. That is the great thing about this country. But unfortunately, the sad thing about this country is that right wing racists and bigoted confederates like you are conspiring to derail this administration and our American democracy by trying to return this great country half a century backward to the Jim Crow era. Sir you need to go hide under a rock and remain there forever.

        Now in terms of foreign policy Sir, perhaps Mr. Powell sees Romnesia as unfit to be commander in chief simply because it was Romnesia who said it wasn't worth moving heaven and earth to find Bin Laden, the mastermind of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil. And that is the same Romnesia who railed about the President's foreign policy on the campaign trail but failed to present his own foreign policy as he agreed with the President's foreign policy during the last debate. Furthermore, perhaps Colin Powell was annoyed by Romnesia's lack of geography when he showed that he didn't know that Syria and Iran din't share a border. And to suggest that Syria is Iran's route to the sea when the countries don't even share a border shows how unqualified Romney is for the position of cammander in chief. Perhaps someone should tell Romnesis that Iran has hundreds of miles of coast line called the Persian Gulf.

        Furthermore, during Romnesia's controversial 47% speech he gave to his rich friends earlier this year, Romnesia demonstrated that he does not have a formula for Mid East peace whatsoever. For example, when a doner asked him how does he think the Palestinian situation can be solved and what can he do about it, this is what Romnesia said: " I'm torn by two perspectives in this regard – one is which I've had for some time, which is that the Palestinians have no interest whatsoever in establishing peace. And the pathway to peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish. I look at the palestinians as not wanting to see peace and that there is no way to resolve the conflict. And so what you do is you say you move things along the best way you can. You hope for some degree of stability but you recognize that its going to remain an unresolved problem. And we kick the ball down the field and hope that ultimately, somehow, something will happen and resolve." Mid East peace is untinkable and almost impossible to solve? That is the kind of commander in chief and leader of the free world we need? A leader who is so pessimistic as to dismiss any real chance of Mid East peace??? Yes, Mitt Romnesia's Middle East formula for peace is you punt the football and hope it doesn't result in a touch back. Simply appalling.

        Obama/Biden 2012 by a LANDSLIDE! Never mind the manipulated polls!

        October 26, 2012 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  14. Brewtowner

    Remember, Piers is the same coward who got beat up by Robert Blake last summer. So I'm not surprised that Piers didn't call Sununu out as the race baiter that he is

    October 26, 2012 at 1:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
  15. John Bay

    OF COURSE he supports him because of race. Race is the only reason the under-qualified Powell got promoted so rapidly by Reagan and the Bushes, and he knows it. So it comes as no surprise he would be gun-ho for the first affirmative action president.

    October 26, 2012 at 1:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Doc1

      Without knowing you, as you don't know Powell, I've instantly concluded that you are probably an underacheiving, less than average intellect white male.

      October 26, 2012 at 7:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • tnwoman

      You are probably another LOSER white male who feels threatened by the success of ANY black person. Get over it! We are NOT going to the "back of the bus again"!

      BTW, why is this FOREIGNER given so much say in American politics? He needs to go back to Britain.

      October 26, 2012 at 8:43 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • michael

      what a racist kkk idiot you are. you know nothing so keep your verbal vomit to yourself

      October 26, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Edman

      He supported Obama because he did not flip flop like Romney has. He also supported him because the country is recovering from biggest economic disaster since great depression. I would say listen to Powell's speech one more time.

      October 26, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Pat

    I totally agree with most everyone so far. but I wasn't shocked I was pleased to hear it today because Colin Powell was the only member of the Bush administration that I could respect. ,, I told my husband this morning after about an hour after I heard of the indorsement that I was just waiting for the rtwngers to put their foot in their mouths I just knew one of them was going to play the racist reasoning . Their bigotry comes thru more and more each day. I think their brains are getting tired and the truth is starting to roll out. they want us to be back in time to when white men controled the world and they also want to own the world.Now I am not bashing white men I am a white women married to a white male but this has to end. they need to grow up ,
    watch out latin america , In the last debate romney mentioned your counties to invest in resourses their , which in repub speak means conquer reap and pilage. but it won't help the usa any, just the rich investors. I think these super rich guys sit around like people playing a chess game , just trying to find a strategy to be the richest men in the world no matter what. greed and ego. Just like wanting to tell women how to live their own lives.Just leave religious beliefs out of government.
    my god they are making so much more of Benghazi than they did the fact that bush also had warning of the terror attack by planes and nothing was done to secure anything or find out who and that killed 3000 civilian americans on our own soil. let them find out exactly what happened and yes they probably played it down until they knew for sure. but it is better than the constant terror scares under bush when everyone was jumping out of their skin when a backpack was left in a subway. I know it is bad that they died in benghazi but our guys are dying by the very police they trained in afganistan and what makes them less important.
    I just can't trust the republ right now. I would rather have slow and steady than fast and furious. Look Obama made promises but didn't know what he was walking into when he made them. if I buy a house and think oh yeah in two years we will have enough to put in a pool and sunroom then we move in and the plumbing goes out and the roof leaks well guess what the pool and the sunroom will have to wait. it is that simple. everyone stop blaming obama and put the blame where it is needed the rich republican pilagers. I am an independent but am voting obama again the only republican I think they may have had a chance if McCain had ran, I think it could have been his year ,, but I hope they just don't vote in Romney because he is republ . if they do then it will almost proves my point that the repub would vote in a dog if you put a repub sign on it. sad state we are in hopefully whoever wins things will get better for everyone but I really have my doubts putting in the richest men in the world. they really scare me power and greed and money are definately becoming the source of all evil
    . Just curious but does anyone know if the republ. have a secret meeting room for men only that have a 666 on the address and the false gods they pray to are the presidents on the face of each dollor bill. lol that may be a bit mean spirited. sorry

    October 26, 2012 at 1:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Wookiemaca

    Piers Morgan is not a journalist

    October 26, 2012 at 3:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Wookiemaca

      and CNN is not a news organization.

      October 26, 2012 at 3:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Gerome

    Sununu is the biggest racist this earth has ever seen in years. He is disrespectful and arrogant. A big pile of waste. Not so long ago he called the president lazy. Uh do you have mirrors in your house? who looks like a big pile of walking FAT

    October 26, 2012 at 6:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tarwe

      Genome, you better not post improper stupid comments if you cannot write appropriately! Be careful using words because if you at any mirror at your house, if there is any, you would have worst than FAT description for yourself!

      October 26, 2012 at 7:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • kiwisepp

      I switched channel when his disgusting face of Sununu is due to come on. No thing is reasonable can come out of his mouth

      October 26, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • wo

        I do the same thing every time. Just could not look at the muffin that had rolled off into the water.

        October 27, 2012 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Motherof3

      Very well said Gerome

      October 26, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  19. sanityisrare

    hey Colin....What ever happened to the content of character and not color of skin thingy?

    October 26, 2012 at 6:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Doc1

      Seems to me the endorsement was made based on content of character.

      October 26, 2012 at 7:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Alton

        No, Doc, it was race

        October 26, 2012 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
    • tnwoman

      White male, John McCain endorsed white male, Willard Romney. What I want to know is did McCain endorse Willard because of "race" or is that something that only black people do, sanityisrare?

      October 26, 2012 at 8:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • ddd

        Please pay attention, they are both from the very same party. 90% Black population are not Democrats, they just go by color of the skin.

        October 26, 2012 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
      • Alton

        Let's see, I believe you could say McCain and Romney have very similar political views. That could have something to do with his endorsement, wouldn't you say? Powell, on ten other hand has not shared Democratic political views before O's first campaign in 2008. Very interesting...

        October 26, 2012 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  20. duece2

    I have never seen so much division between houses . Obama promotes division in his 4 yrs that I have seen.

    October 26, 2012 at 6:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Alton

    It was race. Own up to it , Colin

    October 26, 2012 at 7:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • tnwoman

      As I asked before, did white male, John McCain, endorse white male, Willard Romney, because they are both white or was another factor involved OR do only black people use race as a factor when making these decisions, Alton? Now THINK hard AND be HONEST.

      In another vein, is it just me, but does anyone else resent the FOREIGN and as far as I know NON-CITIZEN, Morgan, having do much influence and say in our American politics?

      October 26, 2012 at 8:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Alton

        McCain and Romney- very similar history of political philosophy. Powell and Obama- what do they have in common?

        October 26, 2012 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
    • michael

      and what is your evidence you waste of space? go back to your trailer and bang your sister

      October 26, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
  22. Frank Sellers

    "Oh! Sorry about that! Didn't mean to race bait! I take it back now that millions of racist ignoramuses have heard it and the media keeps repeating it over and over again! I don't have time to go back on air and take it back so everyone can see me saying I take it back, so I'll just take it back in writing! Colin and I are actually great buds! I make fun of his name sounding like an internal organ and he giggles like a child every time I stab him in the back 'cause it tickles!"

    October 26, 2012 at 7:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
  23. Ntaz

    I wonder what would have happened if a white man made this comment. Probably would have been sent one way ticket to fix rover on mars!!!

    October 26, 2012 at 7:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
  24. gottalovecnn

    To think this man is co-chair of Romney's campaign. John Sununu is an angry, bitter, old man. Why CNN seeks this racist's opinion continuously is mind-boggling. It is time for John Sununu to pack it in and play golf at his country club with his white buddies.

    October 26, 2012 at 8:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • vincent threatt

      I don't understand why everyone is forgetting that.. People will vote for Romney because they hate Blacks period. They don't care about his agenda.
      We are the USA! If you are a true american you will vote without race! If you are a true american you are not a racist. If you believe in God you are not a racist...

      October 26, 2012 at 8:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • ddd

        Not 90% like black guys. Who is racist is clear and those are not white.

        October 26, 2012 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
      • Mary Goode

        Well Said Everyone is not Racist but those that are,It comes out.

        October 26, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • wo

        I am not black. I am an American. I do not vote for the shifting shivering sands. I vote for one with steadfastness and of good character. I vote for President Obama.

        October 27, 2012 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  25. OA

    these are the people you put in power America. these old white men cant stand what Obama represents.
    if Romeny buys this election, i will lose all respect and faith in America.

    October 26, 2012 at 8:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mary Goode

      I was thinking the same thing. Bush did it. I feel like Romney will do the same thing.

      October 26, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  26. Democracyanyone?

    Sununu is consistently so far right he is off the road somewhere in the woods of New Hampshire. And I suppose he favors Romney because he is 'white'? Silence by Pierce after that comment is about what was due. What I was also upset about was the previous session with the three women (of course Sununu did not listen because women's issues are being pushed aside) and the misinformation campaign by the Republicans that the Democrats are making too much of women's issues. I think most women would like not to have Roe v. Wade be an issue but contrary to what the female commentator said the court has moved to the right and women's reproductive rights are under attack. Romney is less inconsistent on his economic views but his social and political views will be shaped by his backers and they are the conservative right that continues to erode women's rights and brought us hawkish policies that turned the world against us when we forced through the invasion of Iraq. The economy is on the mend, but what won't be fixed for decades is a further tilt of the supreme court to the right and another turn to the Cheney/Rumsfeld foreign policies. Romney can fake right/fake center, but we know that he knows how to pay dividends to his true backers and unfortunately for the Republicans once in a while the curtain gets lifted and it is not a pretty side of the U.S.A.

    October 26, 2012 at 8:57 am | Report abuse | Reply
  27. gutterboy

    This Sununu character is such a racist. He's the poster child of what's wrong in this country.

    October 26, 2012 at 9:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mary Goode

      I could say that 50 million plus and more.

      October 27, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  28. jb1963

    This guy sounded really stupid. Is he is only standing with Romney because he is white?

    October 26, 2012 at 9:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
  29. andy55

    Well, Sununu thinks that everybody thinks like him.
    You vote your race.
    This is a bit of an insult to the distinguished life of a great American, Colin Powell.
    Attributes, that certainly do not come to mind when thinking of Mr. Sununu, known more for scandals that almost landed him in prison, and recently for attacking the President on the basis of not being 'American' enoiugh.
    Yes, we whites have a bunch of bad apples, and sometimes theey need to be called out.
    Shame on Mr. Sununu.

    October 26, 2012 at 9:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  30. Tony

    This Iranian sununu guy who looks like a crossed between a potbelly pig and a horse has so much hate in him for Obama that he never let any opportunity slips by without to taking a shot at the President. Such an ugly idiot.

    October 26, 2012 at 9:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
  31. Ed

    Why is it that when 59% of whites are voting for Romney it's being called out and considered as racism. But no one is mentioning that 95% of blacks are voting for Obama. Why is that not considered racism?

    October 26, 2012 at 9:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Edman

      Well maybe because Romney's claim that he would create jobs and fix the economy without any details of how, other than I have done it before is false. Massachusetts job creation during his time came in second from last in all states, would have been last if there was no Katrina. He did not balance his budget, came in with deficit in the good economic time. He did not raise taxes like he promised but added Fees. He let more jobs go out overseas, with a rate of double the numbers compared to the rest of US (14% to 7%). Or maybe because he does not agree with equal pay for women and tax cuts for the very very rich (top 1%) and does not like Green Energy (he like Oil companies). I don't know why You trust him?

      October 26, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Franklin

      Because 92% of blacks voted for white John Kerry. Oh, I forgot...history is irrelevant to conservatives.

      October 27, 2012 at 5:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
  32. tom

    This fat pig of a racist is the prime example of why President Obama has struggled with the white vote. THere are so many bigots in this country who've never gotten over the fact that a black man is living in the White House. Racism is still very much alive in this country....even if they don't want to admit to themselves.

    October 26, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mary Goode

      People please pay attention.

      October 27, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  33. Candy.

    At least Trump is funny to look at. This Sununu is a grumpy and repulsive-looking old bully. Let's hope that we'll only have to look at him for two more weeks and then he and Romney can get lost, forever.

    Why is it so hard for Sununu to understand that Obama is just a much better candidate? Powell made a big mistake in following Bush's (his Commander-in-Chief) order to give the UN speech and he knew he couldn't make another mistake of supporting this disaster-in-the-making Romney.

    October 26, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mary Goode

      You tellum. They want listen.

      October 26, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  34. LKP

    Could it be that Powell recognizes that Obama has done a fantastic job in foreign policy? Could it be that Powell knows facts and watching Romney in the debates was as nauseating to him as the rest of us? Could it be that Romney's foreign policy is that he has no foreign policy?

    October 26, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
  35. Michel Filion

    I could not believe that Piers Morgan said nothing after that remark!
    He even looked as if he just didn't understand the explosive comment that had been uttered.
    What a missed opportunity!

    October 26, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
  36. ary

    Over 90% of blacks vote for Barack Obama and no one wants to call that racist. It seems in most people's mind racism only goes one way. Race may be a factor in Powell's decision, I don't know. I don't know what is in another person's heart, but Sunununu was telling what he honestly thought. Let him have his own opinion without calling him a racist.

    October 26, 2012 at 10:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mace

      ary,

      maybe 90% of the blacks in the country actually believe someone in the government (in this case the POTUS) actually cares about them and won't push polices that grossly favors white citizens over black citizens...if that's racist then so be it...but tell me what is it called when whites support a candidate they believes looks out for their best interest?

      October 26, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Steve

      Probably because Black people always vote democrat. Republicans have never won the Black vote.

      October 26, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Mary Goode

        Thats not true,I work at the poll. There are lots of black Reps and they are seniors. they are with the old school.

        October 26, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary Goode

      Why? you have not heard the things he has called the President now and in the past.He should hold his ugly mouth until Obama is not a president Then Obama can flatten his face. that would be something to crack up about.

      October 26, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  37. Earnest T Bass

    Looks to me like 89% of all these posts are all raciest, what a shame. But Sununu is right. Boy I feel better now for saying that!

    October 26, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • william lockner

      Read-–http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/10/religion-race-and-double-standards-ctd.html

      October 26, 2012 at 10:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mary Goode

      Yea ,you are one of those older Republican like Sununun.

      October 27, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  38. chris mc

    One of the reasons I won't watch Piers, he had a great opportunity to call Sununu out on his racism but instead just compliments him and thanks him for being on the show. So sad to see racism rear its ugly head and CNN should be part of the solution but alas...is part of the problem.

    October 26, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
  39. william lockner

    I think its funny how they say everyone who supports obama is a racist, but obama has the the lowest support of whites since 1988(according to abc/post poll) when reagan won 48 states. It is ironic though how the guy who was bishop in a church that didn't let black fully participate in until 1978(http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/10/religion-race-and-double-standards-ctd.html). If Obama went to a black separatist church that didn't allow whites don't you think pierce would think it was a story? Then why doesn't cnn think Romney's deep faith in mormon doctrine which is racist to be a big story.
    The media is biased towards white people because after all the media is all about making money-whites have more money.

    October 26, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  40. ary

    The people who are crying racist on this forum need to grow up. Denying that there are differences in the races and saying that someone like Powell could have prejudices like everyone else is foolish. The good thing about America is everyone is free to have their own opinion, albeit in some cases biased.

    October 26, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
  41. gocharles

    Can I say the same thing for Sununu for endorsing Romney as they are both white? So Powell endorses Obama because they are both black. Racism is ugly just like the racist.

    October 26, 2012 at 10:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • John

      Colin Powell campaigned for Geroge W Bush twice. He does not agree with Obama based on his policies. He is not a liberal democrat. He is deeply concerned about his image and it is very very hard to be a black republican. Any black person who says they oppose Obama is considered an enemy and attacked. Black Republicans are literally reviled and despised, nevermind that the Republicans freed the slaves ( against the pro slavery Dems) and sponsered and supported every single piece of civil rights legislation ( against the pro segregation Dems) until 1964. They oppose affirmative action and huge welfare programs and they are labled racists now. That is the standard.

      October 26, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  42. I know better than you

    You people don't get it. Collin Powell is a REPUBLICAN endorsing a DEMOCRAT. Republican views differ from a Democrat. They don't support each other. Obviously, Collin Powell is not endorsing Obama for his Democratic views. Duh! So what other reason could it be? That's right, you guessed it! Race. Collin Powell is a freakin' racist and is endorsing a man based on the color of his skin. It's the truth. Deal with it.

    October 26, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • michael

      hey dumb a.. republicans come in many colors and shapes and some actually think. did you ever stop to think that just maybe powell is using his brain and not just towing the party line.? try using yours think for yourself not just what your hear or see on tv. anyone who votes straight party ticket is a moron

      October 26, 2012 at 11:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Common Sense

        Supporting a democrat that is pushing for ideas so DIFFERENT than yours (if you consider yourself a republican) does not seem to be brainy to me.

        October 26, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Patriot

    It is so very clear....Sununu is an idiot. And the GOP should be ashamed of itself. Remember how we got in this mess in the first place. And now all we see is the Congress (the Republicans) blocking anything the President puts forth to help get us out of this mess. The executive branch is fine folks. The legislative branch needs some tweeking this election. Get out and vote; that is, of course, if the Republicans will let you!

    October 26, 2012 at 11:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mary Goode

      You told the truth ,but the Rep. turn a blind eye to that and they know it is true.

      October 26, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  44. ScottF

    Scott, regarding your comment below:
    "Why didn't Mr. Morgan call Mr. Sununu out on his veiled racist statement? Both Mr. Sununu and Mr. Romney are white but that isn't brought up as a reason. It's only because Mr. Powell and the President are black that such a myopic viewpoint would be presented. Mr. Morgan failed to recognize the importance of Mr. Sununu's racist remarks..."

    You really need some better analytical skills than this. In the 2008 election, 96% of black voters voted for Obama. 96%! The same is anticipated in the 2012 election. Do you think maybe there is a correlation there between blacks wanting to vote for a black president? Uh, yeah, I think so. So statistically speaking, there is a 96% chance that Colin Powell would vote for Obama. Is that a racist statement? Only to liberal.

    Did 96% of white voters vote for McCain in 2008? Of course not. It was approximately 50%. Will 96% of white voters vote for Romney? Again, of course not.

    October 26, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
  45. Michael

    Piers is a jerk and needs to back to the UK he is as ignorant as Sununu.

    October 26, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
  46. bertha59

    Once again the Republicans have shown their true colors...they are out to befuddle people by saying something outlandish. Then when there is a backlash, "I didn't mean that."
    The whole Romney campaign has been like this. They are bullies...especially Romney.

    October 26, 2012 at 11:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
  47. Edman

    People can say what ever they want and then few hours later apologize. Is everything OK after apologizing? No =, actually nothing is changed. Sununu is racist and he should be labeled as such. You know the whole republican ticket and agenda for the last 4 years has been to replace Obama with a white person, for what ever cost. Money as well as dignity as well as respect for women is being sacrificed to be able to achieve their goal.

    October 26, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
  48. Austin

    Yet another gift for the Dems from those gracious racist idiots of the GOP. Thank you and good day sir.

    October 26, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
  49. Black Bull

    Racist former NH Senator accuses Genral Powell of race preference for President. Ayotte and now Sunnunu exposed as bigots.

    Get Over it Johnny boy!

    October 26, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  50. Ndu

    Shame on you Mr. Morgan. Just because the President have not appeared on your show is not a reason to hate him or not agree with his vews any more. I used to like your show when you are objectional and neutral to the views. Look at all the people you bring to you show lately (extrame Republicans), and your line of questioning, it just make me wonder. When the actress Stacy endorsed Romney, you criticized all the people that were against her, saying that she has the right to vote for whoever she want. I agreed with you on that, but why can't the same right apply to Colin Powell when he made his choice based on facts and substance. why didn't you condemn Mr. Sununu when he called Colin Powell racist on your show. CNN should not be partial on a presidential election.

    October 26, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  51. Reflecting Pool

    Sununu's remark is racist – for claiming that the only plausible 'reason' Powell would support Obama is because of race.

    We are confronted with a dark Tea Potty Republican mentality that is anti-this, anti-that – ad nauseam, as in: anti-regulation – anti-consumer – "anti-Middle Class" – anti-government – anti-environment – anti-Healthcare – anti-Obama – "anti-science & arts" – anti-tax anti-education – anti-family-planning – anti-media – anti-Hollywood – anti-Islam – anti-immigrant – anti-gun-control" – yet Sununu claims 'same race' is the only plausible Powell motive.

    From Obama's first day in office the Tea Potty Republican mentality has been devoted to an obstructionist strategy solely dedicated to ensuring that the Obama presidency would fail in everything it attempted to accomplish. Tea Potty Republicans don't stand "FOR" anything . Where a normal caring, nurturing, patriotic, positive person would do everything they could to 'support' their country in its efforts to recover from a colossal Bush era economic melt-down, we find Tea Potty Republican misanthropes rooting for failure and sabotaging the legislative process in a determined effort to 'ensure' failure.

    Powell has a torrent of compelling, valid reasons to support Obama. The race issue never gets on Powell's list. BUT racism is certainly on the top of Sununu's list.

    October 26, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  52. Riddel

    It seems that race is very important to Mr. Sununu thus I can see why he supports Romney. Purely out of racial preference hopefully the rest of America is not so inclined. I will support who reflects my socio-economic beliefs which I feel are much more important. I will not outsource my vote.

    October 26, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  53. Packphan

    Once again, Republican racism rears it's ugly head. Just reinforces the earlier commentary regarding the Presidential debates: An assertive President Obama makes him an angry black man; an assertive Candidate Romney makes him an assertive, intelligent, (white) business man. And, no, I'm not an angry white woman. I'm a middle class working woman.

    October 26, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  54. Edman

    Mr. Morgan you as journalist and in this case as the interviewer have an obligation to be true and independent in your reporting. So you should have commented on his response and labeled it what it was "racial". At the very least should have said you do not support any racial comments or that you do not agree with it.

    October 26, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  55. demsrule

    I personally take offense, although it doesn't matter, at this garbage! It seem to be okay for White guys to use race, but when a person of color does it- it's all of sudden wrong. This minority/majority garbage is so out dated that it stinks. You can't convince me that after all of these years, that Blacks are still a minority. Statistically speaking, Blacks out numbered Whites during slavery and beyond. However, when the race that is in control is calling the "shots" in economics, anyone can be named as the minority class. If people think they are the minority/majority then that will be the perception of the populous. Race doesn't matter, and shouldn't matter! As long as men like Sununu continue to fan the flames of division, then this country will continue to be a laughing subject of the world. It's perplexing that they continue to identify the President as Black and will not acknowledge his White roots. Is Black that intimidating and powerful that it nullifies the White in the mix?

    October 26, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  56. n2video

    Sununu is everybody's drunk uncle.

    October 26, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  57. kim Sheppard

    High five Morgan, you clever Rascal! I loved the poker face question " and what reason would that be?"........ You sly dog you knew what Sununu's response would be to your non-threatening simple question........Yeah baby clever! He walked right into the revealing uh huh moment. You are such a Perry Mason!

    October 26, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  58. S

    this is why no one hires old dudes. they idiots like this. youd never catch a grown man in his 40s with a legitimate job saying dum stuff like this. he was a former governor.

    October 26, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  59. Gigi

    Of course it's racial. Powell doesn't have a single thing in common with Barak Obama when it comes to the issues. There literally IS only one thing they have in common. Note that no one blames Powell for standing by Obama because of race, though I admit that I am disappointed with Powell for doing so. Breaking the racial ceiling for president is important–just as important as breaking the gender ceiling–but the country has far more pressing issues to solve than that. As a woman, I would not vote for a woman to be president just for the historic privilege of seeing that ceiling broken. I would not put my country at risk in so many other ways to a candidate who is unqualified for everything BUT making that historic precedent. And I'm disappointed in Powell for doing it...and in not running for president himself. Colin Powell I would vote for as Pres in a heartbeat, not because he's black, but because he has experience and integrity. Colin, instead of supporting Obama, run yourself, please!!!!

    October 26, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Common Sense

      Colin Powell for president? YOU'VE GOT TO BE JOCKING. His support for someone who does not identify with his beliefs truly destroyed his credibility 4 years ago.

      October 26, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  60. Alex

    Dear liberals, Have you ever wondered why Blacks support Obama 99.9% ? Is it because of his sucessful handling of the economy (sarcasm) ? Is it because he has created so many jobs in the black community ? NO ! Its because he is black ! This is an obvious truth ! To call Mr sununu a racist for stating the obvious is ignorant.

    October 26, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • John

      You're wrong Alex, Obama only has 98.5% support in the black community. Life under Obama has been great for the black community.. massive reductions in poverty, unemployment,.... they are prospering like never before! ;)

      October 26, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  61. Ordnry1

    There's a lot of non-blacks who are voting for Obama including whites. To say that Colin Powell endorses Obama doesn't mean that his decision is based on race only. It's a shame Sonunu thinks otherwise. Is it correct to assume that the majority of white males who are voting for Romney are supporting him just because of Romney's race?

    October 26, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  62. Just my opinion

    Boy, this guy is the proverbial "Turd In The Punchbowl".

    October 26, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  63. Common Sense

    If Colin is a republican, that means he disagrees with liberal ideas. His endorsment of someone who does not share his conservative ideas means that the reason for the endorsement is obviously race. it is OBVIOUS. Explain to me what ELSE can truly be.

    October 26, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  64. Marty

    Obvious?? Well, there just happens to be people in this country who vote based on the merits of the individual as opposed to strictly following party lines. What surprised me is that Pierce did not follow up the answer AT ALL. My first reaction would be, "So are you suggesting that you are only supporting Romny because he is white?" Or course the answer would be no, but the foot was already in his mouth. Why not let him chew on it a bit.

    October 26, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  65. MArty

    Obvious?? Well, there just happens to be people in this country who vote based on the merits of the individual as opposed to strictly following party lines. What surprised me is that Pierce did not follow up the answer AT ALL. My first reaction would be, "So are you suggesting that you are only supporting Romny because he is white?" Or course the answer would be no, but the foot was already in his mouth. Why not let him chew on it a bit.

    October 26, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  66. Anne Johnson

    John Sununu's remark is an attack on a man who puts his country first, instead of his party. This, Mr. Sununu is the trait of a true patriot.

    October 26, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Common Sense

      The mand (Powell) is putting his r... BEFORE his country by supporting a man (Obama)who is leading the country to bankruptcy.

      October 26, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  67. NIKKI BROWN

    Why is everything about race? Pierce should of asked Mr. Sununu's are you voting for Romny because he is white.

    October 26, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Common Sense

      It is just odd. If some prominent republican supported someone so liberal, you would ask yourself why, regardless of whether the person was white, back, or yellow.

      October 26, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Franklin

        Why? Because the Republican party has degenerated so far that even a hardened conservative like Powell won't stick with such a "blatant brand of stupid".

        October 27, 2012 at 5:17 am | Report abuse |
  68. John

    OMG, this is NOT a racist statement. Obviously millions of black people are supporting Obama because he is black.
    He has 98% support in the black community. He doesn't have that kind of support in any other community. He is the first black president. JFK got a huge majority of Irish Catholic votes in the 1960 election largely because Irish Catholic Americans who had been gradually trending Republican in the 1950's, switched back to the Dems to support their guy.

    October 26, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Franklin

      I love how people who quote this love to ignore that it was only a slight increase over the number of blacks who voted for Kerry. Plus if blacks vote based on race, then I must have missed Jackson (who whites label as "The King of Black People" and Allen Keyes were both president.

      October 27, 2012 at 5:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
  69. Cheryl Ede

    Piers Morgan should have asked John Sununu: Are you for Romney because he is white like you? It is very apparent that one of the reasons President Obama has been treated so hatefully, with so many attempts to paint him as 'not one of us', 'of foreign origin', 'not a Christian', etc. is because one of his parents was black. Too many people in our country continue to hold prejudices toward those who are not white.

    October 26, 2012 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  70. Tim

    Based on CNN's 2008 exit poll data, 95% of African American men and 96% of African American women voted for Obama. This is proof that Americans vote based on race. It should not be this way, but the proof is in the numbers. We need to get past race as a nation and vote on the issues.

    October 26, 2012 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Franklin

      I love how people who quote this love to ignore that it was only a slight increase over the number of blacks who voted for Kerry. Plus if blacks vote based on race, then I must have missed Jackson (who whites label as "The King of Black People" and Allen Keyes were both president.

      October 27, 2012 at 5:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Tim

        I believe party affiliation is the key driver in any election. However, there was no change in party affiliation votes. It remained at 89% for democrats. So, why did the African American vote increase by 7% while the white vote only increased by 2% for the democratic candidate? Why did Roland Martin cry when Obama was declared the winner? It's naive to think that race does impact some people and their vote, regardless of race. It was more of an issue in the last election, but it still an issue in this election (not just African Americans). We need to vote on the issues and leave both party affiliation and race behind if we are going to move forward as a nation.

        October 27, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Jim Key

    I'm not sure why Sununu still shows his face in public. He was such an embarrassment to President George H. W. Bush that he had his son, yes-that George Bush, deliver his termination notice. It was, I've heard, a bit like a scene from "The Godfather." Years later, son George chooses Colin Powell as Secretary of State. How much rejection does it take?

    October 26, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  72. Frank

    A recent new viewer, now a previous viewer..........you're an idiot.

    October 26, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  73. Eric

    John Sununu is an idiot! He makes a lot of sense being that Colin Powell also endorsed G.W. Bush's bogus Iraq War. I didn't realize that G.W. Bush was BLACK also. Fool.....

    October 26, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  74. dee

    I live in NH and am very ashamed of Mr. Sununu and his very stupid statement.........

    October 27, 2012 at 12:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
  75. Frank

    I I support Romney. I hope he has the courage to alienate Sununu and dismiss him from any involvement in the campaign. Foolish man. He must go.

    October 27, 2012 at 10:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
  76. BuschCheiney

    Did anybody accuse Sununu as racist for supporting RoMONey? Do we have also to accuse all whites who support RoMOney for being racists?? Sununu is just an idiot!!

    Sununu needs to understand that USofA is NOT Lebanon. If Sununu wants to stire trouble, he should go back to Lebanon and he will be welcomed there.

    October 27, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  77. E Asa

    My problem is with the media and why they continue to give this sununu idiot the platform to be always abusive to the President and the office of the Presidency.

    October 27, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
  78. John

    Sununu's comments regarding Colin Powell exposed his deep racial bias. This is goes beyond politics and should insult ALL Americans. The real problem is that he, and the likes of him, cannot see inside their soul to take appropriate action. They see nothing wrong is those comments.

    October 27, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  79. EVIE

    J Sununu is being PAID by the Romney campaign to say his RACISTS COMMENTS?,,WHAT MUST HIS PARENTS THINK IF THEY ARE STILL ALIVE? & HIS CHILDREN, MANY OF THEM ? A LG FAMILY ..

    October 27, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  80. lawrencewinkler

    The vast major of those voting for Romney and the vast majority of the Republicans in Congress vote the way they do because of race. Racism is endemic in the Republican party and they proudly and openly announce it whenever they get the chance. Sununu is one of the Republican's point men, and surrogate to Romney, whose religion until recently made the Black man inferior by doctrine.

    October 27, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  81. eroteme

    It is likely Powell gained his military promotions because he was a man of merit as well as Black-American, a fine combination. It is understandable if he sides with another Black-American of merit even if he imight be one-half Caucasian.

    October 27, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  82. Mountain Girl Can't Pee

    It's only a controversy because the Republicans made it one.

    October 27, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  83. Mountain Girl Can't Pee

    it's only a controversy because the Republicans are sincerely disgusting!

    October 27, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  84. casperjunior

    CNN and CBS as use the race issue to explain how Americans vote, I could not disagree more. For instance, if Sherman was the republican candidate and Biden was the dem candidate, I'm pretty sure that black voters and minorities would prefer Biden even though Sherman is black. Furthermore, If Palin was the republican candidate, I'm pretty sure white women and would not have chosen Palin because of that. To put race before everythin that what is racist and stupid, that means even though the person you want to vote for is incompetent as long he has your skin color he got your vote that simply absurd.

    October 27, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  85. casperjunior

    people in 2008 vote to a wiser, more charismatic and sincere candidate who happened to be black and this time you have same guy who is telling people the truth: rich people has do more and he will fight for all Americans black & white, men & women gays or straight and the other guy who is a millionnaire and telling you that he will fight for your jobs, he will fight for America but he's backed up by wall street. Romney will defend one color that is not black or wite, it simply green, the color of money

    October 27, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  86. WarriorWoman

    This is a great discussion. I have read all points of view and I must say I am still TeamObama! I can't help but pray for those who have made desperate attempts to bash My President, My Commander In Chief, My leader! Just because the change isn't happening at the speed you want it to does not mean it isn't happening. We are progressing in a positive direction. I don't see how anyone could expect one man to correct the issues, solve all the problems that several men have created over many years...in just 4 years! Let's be realistic here! At least President Obama is informing everyone on what he will and will not do in his next term. Senator Romney on the other hand will only divulge what he claims he will NOT do...OK we got that...so what WILL you do??? I'm not sure I want that surprise!

    October 27, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  87. Cheryl Cats

    When Stacey Dash (black actress) came out in support of Romney, African Americans were outraged and saw this as the ultimate betrayal. Could you imagine Colin Powell not supporting his fellow black politician? It would have been scandalous. It is a known fact that black people (97%) will vote for Obama because they are proud to have an African American President, regardless of his policies. It’s the simple truth and I wish Americans would stop this politically correct bullsh** and start talking the truth. There is NOTHING WRONG with saying that your loyalty lies with the people of your own race that you are proud of. This “political correctness” is pathetic.
    – A message from a Canadian observer.

    October 27, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • res65

      remember Cheryl, you are on a site that loves Bill Maher and hates white america if they don't support obama

      October 27, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Maorin

      @ Cheryl....what many people like yourself do not realize, is that many so-called "Black people" DISENFRANCHISE themselves from the Black culture, such as Stacy Dash (Miss 90210). They become "ashamed" of their true culture (long before even becoming a star), and distance themselves from their people. They then occupy a space called "limbo", where they can never fully be accepted by one culture, yet stricken from the other, due to their own devices. Skin pigment means nothing....Black culture is a state of heart and mind, actions and deeds.

      October 28, 2012 at 2:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
  88. res65

    when over 90 percent of the blacks casr their vote, for Obama it is called historic;
    IF over 90 percent of the white voters, voted for Romney, it would be called blatant racism.
    That's a fact CNN minions

    October 27, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • SS

      Lol you should look into party votes by race, Black vote 90% democrat no matter the skin color. Thanks for showing you base your world view on ignorance.

      Without Research, presentation is King.

      October 28, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  89. Maorin

    Who cares what Sununu says, he is not an authority. He is nothing but an aging flesh bag of a forgotten regime. His criticism means little to nothing, considering HE is not a America born citizen. He is a naturalized American, who was born in Cuba. What right does he have to speak about something he knows nothing about. You want to know about Black desires, ask a Black person. If you want to know about a rat-for-hire lapdog lackey, ask Sununu.

    October 28, 2012 at 2:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
  90. Black racist

    Colin Powell got screwed by the Bush Administration, why in the hell would he vote for a party that has the backing of the people that got us into the Iraq War. As a matter of fact, why would anyone vote for that party? Yes, the economy is bad, but when & why did it start to go bad? War & greed is why, and when is during the bush admin. What you all did was jumped ship from the Republican party, voted Obama...now you blame him. Alas, the "Great White Hope" appears. Romney is mired in lies, deceit, and more importantly unpatriotic. He might be the first American President that has bankrupted companies, laden them with debt, outsourced to China, fired American people, lied in court on the behalf of friends, and said that he really is not concerned about 47 percent f the people. But guess what, ANYTHING IS BETTER THAN THAT BLACK MAN BECAUSE WE WANT OUR COUNTRY BACK!

    October 28, 2012 at 4:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • WarriorWoman

      Are You Serious!!!???? You can't be..so let me get this straight..you would rather have Romney whom you have no clue what he actually plans to do rather than Obama who lays it all out there and explains why! How does that make Romney (from your perspective) the lessor of the two evils???? You smoking some of that good stuff right now I'm guessing because you are not making any sense whatsoever! Get the F'outta here with that nonsense! Ya'll just hate to admit that it took a BLACK MAN to come in and fix all the BS your Jim Crow @ss Presidents created! FACE IT!

      October 28, 2012 at 5:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • wesmorgan1

        Um, turn on your sarcasm detector. *grin*

        October 28, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  91. workingmansword

    First, given what he was left with, Obama's done pretty well. Second, on the race comment I guess 85% of white men are for Mitt because he's competent. Hmmmm, interesting. As for the rest of his comments, Mr. Sununu, like the rest of the GOP is spreading misinformation (aka lies). I've always wondered how can these clowns engage in such widespread fraud and dishonesty and suddenly become noble leaders on November 7th?

    October 28, 2012 at 7:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • mwmaddock

      "Obama's done pretty well" Tell that to the four Americans who died in Libya while Obama slept.

      October 28, 2012 at 9:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • wesmorgan1

        I'm curious – did you the same thing about Bush when these US diplomats died?

        * Laurence Foley, assassinated in Jordan in 2002?
        * John Granville, ambushed in Sudan in 2008?
        * Steven Stefani, killed by a 2007 bomb attack in Afghanistan?
        * David Foy, killed in a 2006 terrorist attack in Pakistan?
        * Stephen Sullivan, killed in a 2005 rocket attack on the US Embassy in Iraq?
        * Keith Taylor, killed in the same 2005 attack as was Sullivan?
        * Barbara Heald, killed in the same 2005 attack as were Sullivan and Taylor?
        * Edward Seitz, killed in a 2004 rocket attack in Iraq?
        * James Mollen, killed in a 2004 attack in Iraq?
        * Barbara Green, killed in a 2002 terrorist attack in Pakistan?

        I do not post this list to draw comparisons between Obama and Bush – the fact of the matter is that Foreign Service can be inherently dangerous. We have lost many career Foreign Service Officers (and 6 ambassadors) in terrorist attacks. Our diplomats routinely travel to dangerous locations, and are to be saluted for their service. Politicizing their deaths does them a grave disservice.

        (Do a web search for "AFSA memorial plaque list" to see further details – as of 2012, their (admittedly incomplete) memorial list carried 236 names of FSOs who died in the line of duty while serving in 64 countries.)

        October 28, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • WarriorWoman

        Really!!!! President Obama is NOT GOD! He CAN NOT determine when people live or die! I'm guessing the 911 attacks somehow he is responsible for as well huh????? Please do us all a favor...STOP TALKING!

        October 28, 2012 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Eagle Eye

    Alll the liberals feel that the President has done a good job and that's there opinoin. But there is one thing that I don't understand is there are a lot of millionare liberals who the President is going to hike up their taxes because he considers them as part of 2% who should be paying their fair share. This is what I'm not hearing from all the millionare liberals that don't want the Presidnet to tax them more they want the President to tax them less. I don't hear them screaming, jumping up and down and telling the President don't raise my taxes. John Sununu is correct in what he is saying because he's been there done that. He's been the Presidents "Cheif of Staff" (GHW Bush) and has been in all the breifing on "National Security" matters.he knows how the White House works Just like he said the liberal press knows all the the statistace on what the President on what he's done in his first 4 years as President. The liberal press (state run meaning the government runs it) is turning a blind eye on the President meaning they are protecting the Persident. I would listen what John Sununu has to say because he's right.

    October 28, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • wesmorgan1

      If you don't think your taxes will go up under a Romney administration, you should look at the history of tax cuts.

      1) Reagan cut taxes, then raised them.
      2) GHWBush "no new taxes"! – then raised taxes.
      3) GWBush implemented tax cuts that are now the BIGGEST single driver of Federal deficits. (Do the research)
      4) Romney did cut taxes in Massachusetts, but then raised "fees" to astronomical levels (an increase of $400 million in his first year as Governor!) and made massive cuts in state aid to local governments, forcing them to cut services, raise their taxes, or both.

      Republicans keep saying that tax cuts will fix the economy and, ultimately, result in greater tax income for government, but go look at the historical IRS figures; we've been trying this since Reagan, and it simply does not happen.

      When Romney & Ryan talk about "returning things to the states," you should keep in mind that if you like/want/need those services, your state and local taxes will have to go up in order to continue providing those services.

      October 28, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  93. chanti

    I Do think Sununu is right. If Powell endorsed Obama based on his policies then my question to you all is he has not endorsed Clinton. Clinton policies are not any different from Obama. If he is so bi-partisan ,how many times endorsed democratic candidates in his life. Stop blaming Sununu about his comments. Whether you like it or not it is true. By the way I am not white .

    October 28, 2012 at 11:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • wesmorgan1

      Chanti, Powell could not openly endorse political candidates while serving in the US military. He didn't even claim a particular political affiliation until 1995, when he announced that he was a Republican.

      It should noted that he was discussed as a potential VP candidate on both the GOP and Democratic tickets in 1992. He's VERY much a moderate political voice, and (being a moderate msyelf), I can see him endorsing either GOP or Democratic candidates.

      Go back and read Powell's 2008 endorsement of Obama; he cites several specific factors that played into his decision. Reading his words, it's obvious that his was no knee-jerk, superficial "just because" endorsement. There is no surprise in his 2012 endorsement – but chalking it up to racial loyalty is an insult.

      October 28, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • lbpaulina

      He didn't endorse Clinton for two reasons: 1st, at that time he couldn't endorse anyone yet; 2nd he preferred to endorse Barrack Obama, that is a very good and simple reason. I explain: if two people said the same thing and I should decide, I would choose the person that I preferred, depending on several parameters. For example between the Hunchback of Notre Dame and Brad Pitt I would prefer the latter (don't begin to think I'm comparing the Hunchback to either Clinton or Obama, or that I'm against diversities, please!!!)

      October 28, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  94. Sununope

    This man Sununu should be the spokesman for the new whiny right wing. 'It's been a disaster! Unemployment: blah blah blah... He only endorses Obama because of race. I applaud him.' What a passive-aggressive statement.

    What race vote is that, anyhow? The mixed vote?

    October 28, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  95. wesmorgan1

    If you stop and think about it, Sununu's racism is directed at both President Obama and General Powell. We've all seen the thinly veiled racism of Republicans where Obama is concerned–from Romney characterizing him as "foreign" to the "born in Kenya" birthers like Donald Trump and the "neo-colonial Kenyan thought process" from Dinesh D'Souza and Newt Gingrich, but this is something different.

    Sununu is suggesting that Colin Powell–a career soldier who was an ARVN adviser in Vietnam, rose to the rank of full General, and served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff AND Secretary of State–is so shallow that he will automatically support Obama solely on racial criteria. THAT is pure, unadulterated racism, and it's directed at both Obama and Powell.

    Here's your modern Republican Party, folks.

    October 28, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  96. gwats

    Gen Powell is one of the most clear headed thinkers in Washington, and when he makes a judgment call, he's thought it through carefully. Based on what he's seen and witnessed in our Government, people should take his thoughts and opinions seriously, especially his fellow Republicans. Sununu is just irritated that he can't sell Powell's endorsement to get more votes for Willard.

    October 28, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  97. tepexpan

    Isis very clear, Sununu is a racist

    October 28, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  98. pierre & maria

    we thought j sununu was in jail ..no kidding..he's very dishonest & broke the law /?/ ..he could be a part of the devil ..sorry..but he's not normal & he gets PAID for speaking like he does?...

    October 28, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  99. Mark Johnson

    Advisor to Governor Romney??? Say no more.

    October 28, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  100. David Duke

    sunnunu is a romney republicon. Therefore it is almost a given that he will be a closet racist. He just made the mistake of saying what republicons usually say in the confines of the whites only country club on national television.

    October 28, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  101. John

    John Sununu?? John Sununu..?? Seriously, John Sununu..??!!
    I guess Condy Rice and Dick Cheney gotta keep a low profile eh? Wouldn't want the voters to see that Romney lied, yet again, when he said he and Bush weren't two peas-in-a-pod!!

    Wake Up America!!! Mitt Romney = Dubya 2.0 (and worse!)

    October 28, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  102. Rita Robinson

    This is really sad how this man have camed on this station and clearly he is a racist Not only he is but most of the reporters on CNN is. He only said what Romney, Chaney and the rest have been saying behind close doors. I have never took out time to vote or watch the vote race but I have found myself watching just to see that all the hard steps African American have took in this USA, their are still people trying to hold us back. President Obama Have not been able to do all he can do because people like Sunnunu and others have held him back. President Obama and his wife have two daughters that they have to watch and see if not now but latter how his father was treated because of the color of his skin. that's sad I took kids in over 20 yrs and I know how you treat their parents affect them, no matter what condition their parents are in. Not on time have Romney have been attack like the President and he is the worst he tell so many lies and can't be trusted. I have been a Pastor wife over 20 years and a pretty good judge of people I have watch Mrs Romney my option is not good about her, not judging but I can't help watch what I see,

    October 28, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  103. Adam

    Is there anything the Republican party won't say? Lately I have felt as if my TV is rebroadcasting news from the 1950's, sadly its just people stuck in the 1950's.

    October 28, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  104. Deva

    Too many of us don't seem to stop to consider where Mr. John Sununu's ancestors came from; he's of the Lebanese stock,has muslim (Islam) ancestry for God's sake. He's no white; he's a muslim in fair skin. He pretends to belong to the white race. Not at all. People like him can mimic and pretend to be something they are not, and criticize other races lest you think he's someone else. Make note, dear friends.

    October 28, 2012 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • mommytab

      He is not, he's cuban...

      October 28, 2012 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  105. lbpaulina

    I was thinking the name Sununu could be of Romanian origin. People from Romania have a lot of "U" in their names and his face presents Romanian features. For sure now his name will be a synonym of d*mb.

    October 28, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  106. mommytab

    I challenged my GOP friends to listen to Gov. Sununu's comments and decide if they really wanted him speaking for thir party. I asked them if the wanted a leader (Gov. Romney) that would sent this type of person out to speak on his behalf, on behalf of all Republicans. Then, I asked them, if they didn't, to please write Gov. Romney and demand he denounce these comments. They started on FB...

    Arielle posted toTanisha
    about an hour ago near Cincinnati
    Um hm. I just emailed Romney for President: I am a white republican voter. I watched John Sununu's recent interview where he lambasted President Obama and Colin Powell. I am deeply offended by his remarks. I am horrified that you have him out there representing you, and my party. I am even more horrified that you might agree with his ignorant hatred. If he represents your views then you are not the man I want to vote into office in November. I value people of all colors and creeds. Everyone should be given respect. Do you value all life or only white-life? If you are not prejudiced then you should not have those people representing you. I do not want Sununu representing me, or my party. He makes us look like ignorant hating fools. :)

    We're waiting for a response...

    October 28, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  107. mommytab

    Robin
    43 minutes ago ·
    I sent this comment to Romney's website. Let's see if I get a response. 1 week out and I am disgusted by my own party. I am a registered Republican that has voted in every elections since I was 18. I am having a very hard time supporting my party with people like Sununu speaking for our party. Do you share his belief? Do you support his belief? Ohio has enough hatred in the Republican party with things like the Grand Ole Pub restaurant that displays all President's pictures except President Obama. When questioned why they said it is because John Boehnner comes in and they don't want to offend him. So instead they choose to offend everyone else by not displaying all Presidents. The office holds a level of respect whether you like the current President or not. These types of off color comments about color make it harder and harder to stay with the Republican party. As a leader you hopefully can get your party in order. Show that in this week and you may not loose votes in Ohio. Currently I am on a campaign to ask all my FaceBook and Twitter contacts to watch and see if Romney addresses this issue and puts his party in it's place. The Romney/Ryan ticket needs to show that this type of behavior is not reflective of all Republicans/Tea Party candidates. At this point I am undecided. Waiting for your response and or public action toward this matter. #republicansmakingmesickaboutnow

    October 28, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  108. ZETA3

    Most people writing comments here don´t get it. Pierce invited Sununu and dropped the Powell question hoping he could get Sununu to make a racist statement. When Sununu almost did he baited him with the "What would that be'" and Bingo! got 90% of what he hoped for. He did not have to say anything more, he achieved what he wanted: 1. score a news hit, and 2. help the Obama campaign. Had he "called him on it" pointing out that the answer could be interpreted as racist would have given Sununu the opportunity to excuse or explain and diminish the impact. So liberals got what they wanted and should not be complaining about obviously biased left wing Pierce not being "hard enough".

    Was the comment racist? I would have to be inside Sununu's head to know that, but I think he might be right which I suppose makes me a racist to many here, but if his opinion is right, then it is just a simple fact. I think I remember some reporter asking a similar question to Powell in an interview four years ago. Don't remember his answer, but it would be interesting to look it up. By the way, I think Powel is a great guy.

    Cool it guys. This is no big deal.

    October 29, 2012 at 2:31 am | Report abuse | Reply
  109. frazzini

    I guess that is why sinuno is for Romney, because they are both white. That logic is clear and utter racism. Whites for whites and blacks for blacks. Well guess what, I am a republican and I am also voting for Obama. I am not black, I am white and I am not voting for someone just because we have the same color skin. This is Romney's head man and it would make sense you hire people that think like you. I have no doubt Romney is a racist although he tries to hide it, but it was evident by the way he spoke to Obama with no respect for the President, but would respect a white President. These racists have not stopped being racists, but stopped being tot obvious with their racist views. Some, like sinunu, are such a racist they do not even understand waht they said was racist and think their secret racist views are still safe and secure. Romney is a racist and he will also, he has already to me, say something that proves he is a racist but will not understand what he said is racist. The ones that have the most racist views do not really understand that racism is wrong and only understand they have to conceal it, but cannot conceal it at all times because they just do not get it. If you try to defend what sinunu said you are also a racist and do not get it and you are also going to vote for Romney. I may be a racist since I hate racists, but since a racist is not a race I guess I am a antiracist, or how about a republicist. I registered as a republican and will not change I am a republican; I did not change the republicans changed and they should quit the party and start a new one and call it the Calvincans and out "in money we praise" on their currency and let us real republicans have the party back. If you do not agree with everything the rich guys want to do and think they want you out and that was no always the republican way that used to beleive in the market place of ideas not follow us blindly with hate and lies.

    October 29, 2012 at 6:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
  110. Brehon

    By Sununu's reasoning his only rationale for endorsing Romney is that they are both old hypocritical white guys. Upon reflection, I can't think of another reason he would endorse Romney. Perhaps he's on to something here.

    October 29, 2012 at 8:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
  111. jimmy

    Governor Sununu is a racist and he is envious of President Obama’s achievements. How can he say the president is lazy. It is most unfortunate. I am sure he’s older than the president’s father. Since his political life has he ever aspired to be US president? Of course not. He cannot pass the primary how much more of being nominated as presidential candidate. He cannot compete with the president in any debate?

    October 30, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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  113. GAS

    Again, Republicans do an admirable job of never letting reality or history get in the way of a political position. True, it is a bit straneg for such a prominent Republican to endorse a democrat but the reasoning given to justify calling Poweel's position racist (and supporting |Sununu) are almost ridiculoous.

    1) 96% of blacks vote for Obama so they oviously voted based on race:

    arguaing

    November 12, 2012 at 6:54 am | Report abuse | Reply
  114. GAS

    Again, Republicans do an admirable job of never letting reality or history get in the way of a political position. True, it is a bit straneg for such a prominent Republican to endorse a democrat but the reasoning given to justify calling Poweel's position racist (and supporting |Sununu) are almost ridiculoous.

    1) 96% of blacks vote for Obama so they oviously voted based on race:

    Over 90% of blacks voted for Kerry and for Gore. Blacks always vote in high numbers for Democrats so that should not be a suprise for any informed or rational person and shows that it doen't necessarily follow that the high numbers for Obama are based on race. Furthermore, it should be expected that after the history of blacks in this country, which started with forced slavery and continued to the piount that 50 years ago a black person in the South would have been forced to drink from separate water foumtains, could entertain in but not frequent entertainment venues, could be killed without repercussions fro things like looking at a white woman, blacks would be excited about the prospect of a black President. Looked at from a long term histroical piint of view, this should be an expected phenomenon that shold diminish over time. Blacks and whites have never had an equal place in American society. Besides, there is MUCH more evidence that certain sections of the white population aer voted agsainst Obama becasue of race (the racist facebook and twitter scandels, teh Rush Limbaugh, FOX News brigade vieled and not so vielwed racist viewpoints) than objective evidence that bklacks are voting for Obama becasue of race. But again, Republicans and those pesky facts and evidence. . .

    Secondly, is it possible that Powell just agrees more with Obama's positions at this point than with the right wing direction the Republican PArty has taken over the past few years? Like many, he may just believe that the country will be a more compassionate, incusive and progressive place with Obama in charge. The Republican Party demands total obediance and does not brook any dissent int he ranks (look at Gov. Christie who rightly said that the pain and suffering of his citizens was more important than any political considerations as has been constantly vilified by Republicans ever since). I believe that Powell endorsed Obama because he believes that his policies are better for America and for the American people (and I'm sure that it didn't hurt that he is the first black president either but that is not necessarily racist). ANd there is nothing wrong with saying that.

    Sununu was just continuing the SOutern strategy of making people belive that blacks are somehow different and are so ignorant and simplistic that they cannot make informed reasonable political decisions and fall lack on lazily voting just because oif race. If someone can name two Republican policies that are clearly benefiting blacks in a way that would justify blacks voting for Republicans (on the issues) rather than faulty foregone conclusons and illogical reasoning that would be the beginning of a rational decision on this issue.

    November 12, 2012 at 7:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
  115. Dane Frantz

    "Well, I think when you have somebody of your own race that you're proud of being President of the United States"

    This is just racist! Why would you say that on TV?

    January 12, 2013 at 6:46 am | Report abuse | Reply

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