It has been reported that several people such as Mr. Pat Buchanan and Mr. Rush Limbaugh feel that Colin Powell’s endorsement of Senator Barack Obama was racially motivated. Never mind the fact that Mr. Powell has many more motivations that would drive him to act in such a manner.
Now, if former Secretary of State James Baker, who is a white man, were to endorse Senator John McCain (which he in fact did), does that make Mr. Baker a racially motivated bigot?
In fact, if you want to see an excellent systematic breakdown of why Colin Powell made his endorsement, Jed Lewison of The JedReport has edited together this excellent piece: