Obama: Sununu’s race-baiting ‘doesn’t make much sense’

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Obama for America has released a new television ad ripping Mitt Romney for suggesting Chrysler and GM are moving production to China.
Obama for America has released a new television ad ripping Mitt Romney for suggesting Chrysler and GM are moving production to China.
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President Obama has responded to racially charged comments made by top Mitt Romney surrogate John Sununu, who on Thursday said former Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed the president because both men are black.

In an interview with radio host Michael Smerconish Friday, the president brushed off Sununu’s remarks, saying he will let Powell’s statement and support “speak for itself.”

“I don’t think that there are many people in America who would question Gen. Powell’s credibility, his patriotism, his willingness to tell it straight,” Obama said. “So any suggestion that Gen. Powell would make such a  profound statement in such an important election based on anything other than what he thought would be best for America doesn’t make much sense.”

Obama: Sununu's race-baiting 'doesn't make much sense'

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