Tonight on his show, CNN's Piers Morgan asked former New Hampshire governor about Colin Powell's recent endorsement of the incumbent:
"Colin Powell has decided to opt for President Obama again, despite apparently still being a Republican. Is it time he left the party?"
"I'm not sure how important that is," replied the 73-year-old adviser to Mitt Romney. "Frankly, when you take a look at Colin Powell, you have to wonder if that's an endorsement based on issues, or whether he's got a slightly different reason for preferring President Obama?"
"What reason would that be?" wondered the host.
"Well, I think when you have somebody of your own race that you're proud of being President of the United States, I applaud Colin for standing with him."