As John Sununu's recent comments continued to make noise and news throughout the media and across various political platforms, on Friday night Piers Morgan welcomed Cory Booker for his position on the commentary.
Speaking about Colin Powell's recent endorsement of Barack Obama, the former New Hampshire Governor used the "Piers Morgan Tonight" platform to imply that it was based upon race, rather than 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."
Seeing the video of the Sununu remarks, Booker who, like Powell, is an African-American and Obama supporter, suggested it represents a larger issue for the GOP as a whole:
"The problem with the Republican Party, when you have people in your party who come out and say things, bigoted things, things against women, things against gay, it begins to undermine the Republican Party's ability to reach out to these demographic groups," said Booker. "When you continue to have surrogates like this that represent - or even elected officials, frankly, or people running for Senate, it really undermines the Republican Party's ability to reach out."
Also on Friday, ultra-conservative firebrand Ann Coulter joined the program live, adding her insight to Sununu's remarks:
"I think he's [Sununu] probably wrong. But I just don't think it's such a terrible thing to speculate about."
"I just think it's a tempest in a teapot," said Coulter, adding "If it were the case, if Colin Powell said I'm voting for him because he's the first black president, I wouldn't think that's outrageous."
Watch the clips, and listen to the interviews, as Coulter compares African-Americans who vote for Obama because of their race to a time in which "Irish Catholics voted for JFK just because he was Irish Catholic."
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