Sunday, October 19, 2008

Colin Powell Endorses Obama (update)

Earlier today, I wrote briefly about Colin Powell's endorsement of Sen. Obama. Watch this portion of Gen. Powell's explanation of why he has chosen to endorse Sen. Obama:

Unlike too many of Americans, Gen. Powell appears to still understand what it means to be an American and that, at the end of the day, regardless of race, religion, or political ideology, we are all still Americans.

In an interview after he gave his endorsement, Gen. Powell gives further explanations and, as a principal example of what he sees as wrong with the Republican Party, he cites Rep. Michelle Bachmann and her demand for an investigation to determine which members of Congress might be "Anti-American" (which I wrote about Friday night):

Hopefully, undecided voters will listen to Gen. Powell's thoughts about Sen. Obama and his concerns about the direction that some of the Republican scare tactics are taking this country, especially as those tactics relate to our standing in the rest of the world.


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