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As Thursday evening's comments made by John Sununu continue to ripple through the world of politics and media, this evening Piers Morgan invites Cory Booker to share his candid reactions.
When asked about Colin Powell's recent endorsement of Barack Obama, the former New Hampshire Governor implied that it may have been based upon something other than simply the issues:
"Well, I think when you have somebody of your own race that you're proud of being President of the United States," Sununu said Thursday. "I applaud Colin for standing with him."
After watching a video clip of the remarks from the evening before, Booker who, like Powell, is an African-American and Obama supporter, condemns the claim on every level:
"Look, there's no wiggle room whatsoever. It's extremely offensive. This is the kind of just patent disrespect the president's had to endure a lot," said the Newark Mayor. "To think that somebody with Colin Powell's depth of experience, with his wisdom, and with his intellect, is going to support somebody just because of the color of their skin, is ridiculous, is offensive, and is in many ways, just despicable."
With the general election only 11 days away, Booker feels that Sununu's commentary speaks volumes for the Republican Party and for the direction that the GOP presidential campaign is heading:
"I think Mitt Romney needs to begin to continue to clarify where he stands and get back to the issues," says the former Rhodes Scholar. "For me, I don't care if he's black, or what have you. The reality is, he stands for certain things that I believe will be detrimental to the country. And that's where I wish we would be focusing on. Because at the end of the day, Sununu has no wiggle room. What he did was, to me, unacceptable, and very revealing about the way he thinks."
Tune in tonight at 9 as Booker further explains how Sununu "dismissed" and "reduced" Colin Powell with his comments.
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