Colin Powell supporting Obama?

Rumors seem to be flying that Colin Powell might be endorsing Obama. At the very least, he seems to be disgusted by McCain’s campaign, and rightly so. He is one of the few decent Republicans that seem to be left, in spite of how it would appear he was used by the Bush administration in the lead up to the Iraq war.

Update: Well, the rumors panned out and Obama has won Colin Powell’s endorsement. I am reasonably confident that Powell does not endorse 100% of Obama’s policies, but thinks that he has the temperament, maturity, level headedness, critical thinking skills, curiosity, and intent to lead this country in a better direction. . I think there is an important lesson for we American voters. It is not necessary to agree with your candidate 100%. The important matter is the rough direction towards which the candidate wish to direct us better than the alternative directions? We do have to learn to come together and pragmatically solve our problems as Americans. For example, on energy, Obama supported compromise on offshore oil drilling to get other energy matters through. As new offshore drilling will only give us maybe 1% of our oil needs in 10-20 years and sends a message to Chavez and Putin that we’re interested in extending our oil addiction, I don’t think that was a compromise that was needed. But Obama did previously vote on 3 occasions (but did miss at least 1 critical vote) to extend tax credits to alternative energy sources (a vote McCain skipped out on). I think this demonstrates Obama’s sense of a better direction. By the way, as a result of losing that bill, we buy wind technology we helped to develop from Denmark. Great for the Danes (loved my time in Denmark), but for us, that’s not change I can believe in.

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3 Responses to “Colin Powell supporting Obama?”

  1. scott Says:

    This would be great if true. Powell is a well respected person in the US and the world. I’ve got my fingers crossed…

  2. liquidthinker Says:

    Yup, it does look like it is true. I’ll update this post in a second with the latest. Strangely though, the latest polls I saw saw Obama starting to slip a little. Keep ’em crossed!

  3. Sarah Says:

    Suddenly because Powell is endorsing obama he is not as evil as he used to be? Yet, Powell was the one encouraging the Iraq war claiming they had WMD. Anyone with intelligence knows that Powell is endorsing based on race.

    98% of black people are voting for obama just because he is black. White people are split between obama, nadar, and McCain. Think about it.

    The truth is this is a race campaign. The Democrats control the senate and congress and have the lowest approval rating in US history. The Democrats couldn’t even beat Bush in the elections thus why they are going after the black vote in the US, about 45 million blacks. Thus, why obama voted present over 130 times, avoided the tough issues, and never challenged his party leaders on senate to preserve his political career. Only 143 days on state senate when he decided to run for office.

    The Democrats lost because the US is not a socialist/communist system. Americans fought against Nazi Germany, their socialist party, and communist USSR for decades, just to name a few.

    Again, Clinton supported deregulation and introduced FTAs like NAFTA. That is why the US economy was strong during his administration. McCain also supports deregulation and fights for FTAs like NAFTA. These initiatives will help our economy. Our economy is very important, McCain is better for our economy. I hope people get educated before they vote.

    US businesses create US jobs. obama wants to limit the growth of US businesses, which is limiting the growth of US jobs. If you increase tax on US businesses they will either just relocate to a lower tax country taking American jobs with them, pass the added tax cost to consumers or go bankrupt. GM and Ford can barely compete globally and obama wants to tax them more. The smaller businesses that are reliant on GM and Ford will also be greatly affected, destroying more US jobs.

    The US is the land of opportunity not the land of equal outcome. Why should government take your money and give it to people who are already on welfare to spread the wealth?

    What Caused Our Economic Crisis? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RZVw3no2A4

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