Sunday, October 19, 2008

The final nail: Colin Powell endorses Obama

Add Colin Powell to a list of prominent Republicans and conservative newspapers that have now endorsed Barack Obama for president.

(CNN) -- Former Secretary of State Colin Powell announced Sunday that he will be voting for Sen. Barack Obama, citing the Democrat's "ability to inspire" and the "inclusive nature of his campaign."
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says he is voting for Barack Obama.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says he is voting for Barack Obama.

"He has both style and substance. I think he is a transformational figure," Powell said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

"Obama displayed a steadiness. Showed intellectual vigor. He has a definitive way of doing business that will do us well," Powell said.

Christopher Buckley, the son of National Review founder William F. Buckley, endorsed Barack Obama on Friday.

Conservative newspapers that backed Bush in 2004 are endorsing Obama. The LA Times, the Denver Post, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Kansas City Star, the Southwest News-Herald (Ill.) and the Salt Lake Tribune. Some of these papers have never backed a democratic candidate for president. In E&P's count, Obama now leads 72-18 in editorial endorsements. The list is here.

GAME OVER for John McCain


Anonymous said...

Colin Powell is the guy who advised Bush to go to war in Iraq. His is now showing us that color is stronger that his party bonds. To think that he was a potential candidate to run against the Dems!

William said...

If any rational person listened to what Powell said, how and why he justified his decision, the many points he mentioned about the GOP and it’s direction, his 25 year relationship with John McCain, only a racist asshole … and I don’t use that word very often…. would say this endorsement is “all about race.” Very revealing. Now we can see who really is “unAmerican”

le said...

Glad you are back, William. Under the circumstances, though, with the increasingly nutty, increasingly dangerous state of affairs propogated by some, I'm sure you wish you'd taken a longer break. The slimey, hateful, racist graphics and posters you've uncovered are not only disconcerting - they are shocking, and likely to stir up fear for a good many Americans regardless of their race

Is this what Gov. Palin calls "pro-America"? It's certainly not pro-AMERICAN! How much lower can this go? Somebody must call a time out. (And why hasn't this been raised to a level where more people are made aware of it? Can you do that for us?)

Anonymous said...


William is much more cultured than I am. You are a racist asshole x a gazillion--and no doubt a KKKristian GOPer for life.