For for John Sununu, Mitt Romney's election campaign chairman, who reacted to the endorsement of Barack Obama for president by the registered Republican General Colin Powell by saying that is was only because both men were black. It's the kind of comment you might expect to hear from a redneck in a bar but Mr Sununu is a former White House Chief of Staff for George W Bush and Governor of New Hampshire. Colin Powell gave as his reason that 17 of Romney's 24 foreign policy advisors served in the George W Bush administration.