Monday, October 20, 2008

Colin Powell has endorsed Obama .... yeah!!! :)

8 comments:

Anthrogeek10 said...

Thank you Colin Powell for your wonderful comments, particularly about having a Muslim as a president!

anthrogeek10

The Moody Minstrel said...

Isn't this kind of like Foghorn Leghorn endorsing Kentucky Fried Chicken?

The Moody Minstrel said...

I take that back. My respect for Powell, which was considerable but took a nosedive while he was Secretary of State (but was admittedly and understandably following orders), just octupled.

Chief Rock Chef said...

Some commentators in the UK are asking who will gain most from this...

Olivia said...

It takes guts to endorse a newcomer over someone you've known for 25 years, especially someone in your own party. At the same time, it means Powell has principles and he's following them.

I really like what he said about Muslims serving their country, America.

"He has both style and substance" - I agree. A new generation.

I believe Obama has the right touch, the ability to take America global, and rehabilitate its position in the world.

Um Naief said...

i couldn't agree more w/ you olivia. i was really touched by the way he talked about muslims, because it's really time that the world changes it's views.... enough is enough. i think it was a powerful statement when he said something like... "and what if he's Mulsim?!" i thought the same thing back when they were slinging all the stuff about obama being muslim... what's the big deal about that?!! ppl just live in hate and the past.

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chief rock chef - i think that powell not only did what he thought was best for america, but it couldn't hurt him as well.

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moody - i think this is a way for him to get his creditability back... don't ya think? i've always liked powell, and am really thrilled to see that he's backed obama and to hear what's coming from his mouth. very important stuff, and i really hope the u.s. listens. it's truly time for a change.

Olivia said...

Yes, let's see if I can put this into words...

It will show the world that America is more sophisticated and therefore worthy of credit, if it can differentiate between Muslims and terrorists to such an extent that someone with a name like Barack Hussein Obama can be elected to leadership in an era where we have deposed a Hussain and are fighting an Osama.

Um Naief said...

very well done!