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Colin Powell Endorses Obama

This morning Republican former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Colin Powell and former Secretary of State endorsed Barack Obama for president.

“He has met the standard of being an exceptional president.” Powell said.  “He has both style and substance. I think he is a transformational figure.”


Mr. Powell tries to be kind to John McCain, but points out: “The approach of the McCain campaign has become narrower nad narrower”

And recognizing the position of the country in world affairs, he acknowledges Sen. Obama’s leadership ability, “We have to show leadership on some areas that the world is expecting us to.”

McCain would be good at pushing the Republican agenda, “but I think we need more than that.”

GOP strategist on CNN: “There is no way to spin this. I think you just have to ignore it and move on.”

Colin Powell enjoys an 80% approval rating among Americans.  “Unprecedented” according to Gallup.


  1. spacemanspiff

    We need to quickly villify General Powell.

    Let’s do a brainstorming session at our next Klan rally tomorrow and let’s get to work!

    It is obvious General Powell didn’t see lovely Sarah on SNL; wasn’t she great?

    Heh. Heh. (akward and creepy smile)

    Maybe we can show General Powell the SNL video to change his mind!

  2. NavyBlueWife


    This 20-year-old soldier is an American; he is Muslim, and he gave the ultimate sacrifice to our country.  I defy anyone to tell his mother that her son was anti-American because of his faith.

  3. sricki

    I am absolutely swamped today, various things going on around here, including desperately trying to coordinate with a classmate I’ve been (somewhat unfairly) partnered with, who has two children under the age of 18 months and can’t seem to hold things together. Also have had my brother tormenting me with his own academic woes via Skype for going on four hours now. Trying to coach him through science and history so that he doesn’t fail out of the school he’s attended for the past 11 years of his life.

    So, though I can have something up by this evening, it was clearly not going to happen early this afternoon.

  4. Obama speech in Fayetteville, NC

    Remarks of Senator Barack Obama-as prepared for delivery

    Fayetteville, North Carolina

    Sunday, October 19th, 2008

    Before we begin, I’d like to acknowledge some news we learned this morning.  With so many brave men and women from Fayetteville serving in our military, this is a city and a state that knows something about great soldiers.  And this morning, a great soldier, a great statesman, and a great American has endorsed our campaign to change America.  I have been honored to have the benefit of his wisdom and counsel from time to time over the last few years, but today, I am beyond honored and deeply humbled to have the support of General Colin Powell.  

    General Powell has defended this nation bravely, and he has embodied our highest ideals through his long and distinguished public service.  He and his wife Alma have inspired millions of young people to serve their communities and their country through their tireless commitment and trailblazing American story.  And he knows, as we do, that this is a moment where we all need to come together as one nation – young and old, rich and poor, black and white, Republican and Democrat.  

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