Sunday, October 19, 2008

Colin Powell endorses Barack Obama

This is big that conservative former Secretary of State under Bush is endorsing Obama. From the CNN article:

"I think he is a transformational figure, he is a new generation coming onto the world stage, onto the American stage, and for that reason I'll be voting for Sen. Barack Obama," Powell said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Powell said he was concerned about what he characterized as a recent negative turn of Republican candidate Sen. John McCain's campaign, such as the campaign's attempts to tie Obama to former 1960s radical Bill Ayers.

"I think that's inappropriate. I understand what politics is about -- I know how you can go after one another, and that's good. But I think this goes too far, and I think it has made the McCain campaign look a little narrow. It's not what the American people are looking for," he said.

1 comment:

Brigitbear said...

Guess what one of Powell's reasons for endorsing Barack was? He was disturbed by the attacks the Republican Party was making, specifically some crazy Congresswoman in MN (Michelle Bachmann) who called for an investigation into members of Congress to figure out who is "pro-america" and who is "anti-america." I was almost going to work for this woman's opponent! Ha!