Sunday, October 19, 2008

Colin Powell has Endorsed Obama

One of the leading Republicans, and one of the most admired, Gen. Colin Powell ,has endorsed Obama. To me this is probably the most significant of any endorsements on either side. In his interview on Meet the Press, Powell stated that his party had gone too far with its labeling of Obama as a Muslim and a terrorist. He said that he was disappointed in McCain's attempts to tie Obama to Bill Ayers. He also said something that most of us have been saying. McCain hasn't a clue as to economic issues. Last, but certainly not least, he recognized that Sarah Palin (the Bimbo) is not prepared to be president and that her choice questions McCain's judgement.

This endorsement says to me that Powell, who has been a strong McCain supporter and contributor until now, has seen the real John McCain. The McCain who is willing to sell his soul for the presidency. The McCain, who will make up and say anything, no matter how far-fetched, to try to discredit his opponent.

Gen. Powell was duped by George Bush and his minions, but he remained loyal as long as he was in the Bush Regime and since that time, at least, publicly. He is a highly respected man among those of both parties. I have had respect for him as a man and as a soldier, ever since he rose to prominence. Had he run for president this year, I would have given him a very long look and listened very closely to what he said. He might very well have gotten my vote. I respect him now for speaking his mind and having the courage to make a choice outside of his own party.

Powell's endorsement says much about Obama. It certainly says much about the McCain/Bimbo lies about Obama's Muslim and terrorist ties. If these accusations were true, you can be sure that Powell would know about them. If they were true, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies would have been keeping a close eye on Obama and the Secretary of State would have been in the loop. He has enough ties to the Federal Government to be well enough informed about such issues.

It will be interesting to watch the vicious Republican faithful react to Powell's endorsement. If they take the negative tack and start linking him to terrorists and Muslims, they will finally have gone off the deep end. I can't wait to hear what the likes of comedian's Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter and others of their ilk have to say. Will Colin Powell be tarred and feathered and branded an anti-American socialist liberal by the right wing press? Just how will they approach it? How about this one: Powell was blackmailed and forced to endorse Obama by Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, the presumed members of Obama's inner circle.

This endorsement may very well signal the death knell for the failing campaign of McCain/Bimbo. Their's has been one of the most poorly organized and run campaigns in my memory. It has had no direction and no real coherent and consistent message for the American people. Then there was the choice of the Palin Bimbo...


rainlillie said...

Well said! I read that McCain isn't well liked by republicans or democrats. I also think that Powell's endorsement may help with the undecideds and disenchanted Republicans.

Anonymous said...

I don't think Powell's endorsement carries that much weight. Funny, how now it seems he is destined for a job with Obama if elected. Politics, anyone? mom2