Let Me Start: Team Romney plays the race card

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Mitt Romney at a campaign stop earlier this week.
Mitt Romney at a campaign stop earlier this week.
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Another stumble for Team Romney: Romney campaign co-chairman John Sununu - the former governor of New Hampshire - suggests Colin Powell’s endorsement yesterday of President Obama was based on race, and not on the issues. He later backtracked. But this isn’t the first time the Romney camp has used race or ethnicity or even nationality to demean President Obama. Sununu himself was forced to apologize in July after he suggested the president wasn’t a real American back in July. How low can they go?

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Let Me Start: Team Romney plays the race card

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