Sunday, October 19, 2008
The NYT reports today that Former Secretary of State and well-respected Republican Colin Powell has endorsed Barack Obama.
I have faith that Powell could extricate us from the Bush-Iraq debacle better than any other man this country has. If Bush had listened to the General at the outset we probably would not have wasted thousands of lives and billions of tax dollars lining the pockets of Cheney's war-contracting thug-buddies.
If called upon by Obama, I'm sure the patriotic Powell would jump in with both hands and feet, as this is the kind of man he is. I have always admired him and wish I could have voted for him for president. I also understand his desire to not put his family through the dirt of presidential politics.
Powell's criticisms of McCain's campaign are fair and on target, with the simple descriptor that it has been 'over the top'. Unlike McCain's half-assed vetting of Sarah Palin, you can bet the General has gone over Obama with a fine-toothed comb before lending him his good name. For many Americans, this will mean something.
The Times also reports that Obama raised a record $150M this past month, with 632K new contributors. It seems Americans really are looking for a change.
James C. Collier
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Posted by James C. Collier at Sunday, October 19, 2008