Indeed, Rush Limbaugh says:

Secretary Powell says his endorsement is not about race…. OK, fine. I am now researching his past endorsements to see if I can find all the inexperienced white candidates he has endorsed. I’ll let you know what I come up with…

How about George W. Bush, in 2000?

Grasping Reality with Both Hands: The Semi-Daily Journal Economist Brad DeLong.