Keep it classy, Democrats.
Bubba at a rally for Obama today in Florida. The crowd started chanting “Racist! Racist!” at the mention of Republican John Sununu. (Palm Beach Post)
Appearing in Lake Worth, Fla., the former president cited ex-Secretary of State Colin Powell’s recent endorsement of Obama. That endorsement led Sununu, a leading surrogate for Mitt Romney, to suggest that the move was motivated by race.
“Colin Powell said, ‘I’m going to endorse the president because I think he’s done a good job in a difficult, rapidly changing, not totally controllable world and because Gov. Romney has the same neocon advisors who gave President Bush the push to go into Iraq on bad intelligence,’” Clinton said. “That’s what he said. What did they respond? They put Gov. Sununu out to respond and he said, ‘What do you expect these two guys — Colin Powell wants a black guy to be re-elected.’”
After pausing while the crowd chanted “racist, racist,” Clinton added: “Obama has been a good commander-in-chief without regard to race.”