Prominent Maine Republican Accuses Powell of "Racism"

Writing on the conservative message board As Maine Goes, Republican attorney Dan Billings responded to Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama today by accusing him of racism and stating that "If Obama was a white man, Powell would not have made the endorsement."

Billings is a Republican activist who recently served as lawyer and spokesman for the Chandler Woodcock gubernatorial campaign and is currently counsel for the Republican state senate effort and a columnist for the Kennebec Journal.

He's also a frequent commenter on this blog, and I look forward to his public explanation.