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Sunday, October 19, 2008

powell endorses obama

i was just chatting with my dad the other day, about why it is taking so long for colin powell to endorse obama.

the wait was worth it though:

“He has both style and substance,” Mr. Powell said, speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” He added, “Obama has displayed a steadiness; showed intellectual vigor. He has a definitive way of doing business that will do us well.”

“I think that Senator Obama brings a fresh set of eyes, fresh set of ideas to the table. I think that Senator McCain, as gifted as he is, is essentially going to execute the Republican agenda, the orthodoxy of the Republican agenda with a new face and a maverick approach to it, and he’d be quite good at it, but i think we need more than that.”

Mr. Powell told the reporters outside the studio that he still considers himself a Republican, despite his decision to vote for Mr. Obama.

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/10/19/powell-endorses-obama/?hp

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yea, right. Like the color of his skin has nothing to do with it.

Anonymous said...

Tell the entire story please. Powell also said he will not campaign for obama. He merely said he will get his vote.

Hold on to your wallets boys and girls. We're screwed in 08.

eokyere said...

anon2 haha. he won't campaign for obama? errr ... watch the video. (http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/10/19/powell-endorses-obama/?hp) :)

anon1. color of his skin does matter... what else do u see?... :)

WEF said...

This endorsement speaks volumes and I believe it will be a needle mover for two relevant voter segments this election: (1) moderate Republicans who are becoming increasingly uncomfortable with the extreme rightward direction of the McCain-Palin campaign and (2) people who are holding back on Obama-Biden primarily because of foreign policy and national security concerns.

Aside from the blemish on his record in relation to the Iraq war, General Powell still garners tremendous respect from the vast majority of Republicans, and every Republican President in the last three decades has sought his advice on National Security and Foreign Policy issues. I hope that General Powell's endorsement will sway the votes of some members of the two above-mentioned segments away from John McCain and Sarah Palin and towards Senators Obama and Biden.

This election is still too close for my comfort, and the news about General Powell aside, it will be important for those of who support Senator Obama to get to the polls on election day (or sooner if you can!) and vote not only to ensure his victory, but also to demonstrate the greater sense of unity and solidarity our country desperately needs right now.

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Anonymous said...

Powell is merely a sheep.

Look at these numbers and tell me this election is not about race, http://www.gallup.com/poll/108040/Candidate-Support-Race.aspx