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October 19, 2008

Time for a Generational Change

Colin Powell, as I write, is endorsing Barack Obama for president. In his statement he says that it is time for a generational change. I could not agree more. Powell went on to say:

“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.

Powell went on to say about McCain and Powell:

“Powell said he questioned Sen. John McCain’s judgment in picking Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate because he doesn’t think she is ready to be president.

He also said he was disappointed with some of McCain’s campaign tactics, such as bringing up Obama’s ties to former 1960s radical Bill Ayers.”

Powell also included in his statement the he does not like all of the negative campaigning coming from the McCain campaign, which turned up in the last presidential debate as well. Overall, in this election cycle, people do not like the negative campaigning; people this time around want to hear about the issues, not smears.

Change is coming and it is coming from all places, even from Republicans like Colin Powell who has a high approval rating with Americans.

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    I’ve always respected you… and I respect your [well-informed] decision now to back Barack Obama!!

    Comment by Daniel — October 19, 2008 @ 2:34 pm

  2. I couldn’t agree more with Mr. Powell. The world, not just America, needs a generational change. McCain just doesn’t get it. His choice of Sarah Palin reveals his intellectual wavelength, and as we all know, the current state of the economy requires natural INTELLECTUAL ability not some maverick experience.

    Comment by Charles — October 19, 2008 @ 2:49 pm

  3. Mr. Powell you have vindicated yourself in my mind. I thought you were a lost cause when you went before the United Nations and lied about WMD’s for george bush and co. But you have now you have come full circle and are putting the country before party as everyone needs to do in this time of crisis. If the American citizens and voters would take the time and do the analysis that you have done, stop voting the party and personal agenda issues, we would not be in the mess that we are in.

    Comment by Hannah Stevens — October 19, 2008 @ 2:58 pm

  4. wow Powell is just trying to shake his uncle Tom image. Where has Powell ever been aligned with Obama on anything? I wish I could see why you all love Obama, but to me his policies are totally irresponsible. Think and vote McCain

    Comment by sam — October 19, 2008 @ 3:05 pm

  5. Powell believes that Obama has been clear on the issues… fine. If taking a democratic republic and turning it into a socialist society is clear, than Hey! Good point.

    I like Democracy, I want to live in the land of opportunity, not Land of Entitlement. Not time to let the Government take my money and hand it to someone who doesn’t work for it…

    Comment by Carl — October 19, 2008 @ 3:20 pm

  6. For Pete’s sake, Obama is NOT endorsing taking your hard earned money and giving it to a bunch of slackers!! First of all, everyone who is complaining about this is NOT making $250,000.00 in income, so you should be happy with getting a tax break. Secondly, the small increment in taxes for those who DO make that much cash would go to those that need it! I mean, let’s look at the republican stance for a second. “Let’s only vote for a bailout if we get some earmarked cash for our friends…THEN we’ll let them take the money themselves”. I mean, what the hell?? The only way you can get anything from a republican ticket is if you have a net worth over 2 MILLION dollars, and give good head.

    Comment by Chris — October 19, 2008 @ 3:35 pm

  7. This endorsement from the man who presented faulty intelligence and persuaded many countries to go to war with Iraq means that Obama = 8 more years of failed Bush policies. Obama is planning to increase the size of the military, as he wrote in an article in Time magazine. He is planning to move more troops to Afghanistan and raise military incursions into Pakistan that has clearly states that American troops are not welcome.

    Comment by Andrew — October 19, 2008 @ 3:35 pm

  8. Andrew, Bush gave Powell that information. When Powell asked if it was true, Bush said “yeah yeah…trust me”. Once Powell found the truth, he resigned IMMEDIATELY, which is more than any of the current White House staff did. So immediately, your analogy is incorrect.

    Also, Obama plans to REDUCE troops in Iraq and increase some in Afghanistan, by doing so focusing more on getting Bin Ladin. Finally, McCain is also about military action into Pakistan, as well as Sarah Palin. So right away ALL of your comments are just shot down. ask your supervisor for better speaking points to post online, Chachi.

    Comment by Peter — October 19, 2008 @ 3:39 pm

  9. the big socialist just picked up an endorsement from the big wmd liar. The countrys future looks bleaker every minute.

    Comment by john — October 19, 2008 @ 4:23 pm

  10. General Powell is a credit to the fabric of America. He has served our country well, held prestigious offices under the Republican party. What he did today was announce who he feels has the judgement and temperment to lead this nation with dignity and discipline.

    Comment by Afinbro2 in Houston — October 19, 2008 @ 4:29 pm

  11. Barbara, Powell was lied to by Bush, so he repeated Bush’ lies. Furthermore, the EU is in a jam for the doing the same thing here concerning credit. Do your research before repeating the lies that have been told to you, because that is all that has been coming out the McCain camp since he brought in Palin, the biggest liar of the 2008 election cycle.

    Comment by Julie P — October 19, 2008 @ 4:59 pm

  12. I like how Republicans are willing to throw one of their own ‘under the bus’ (as they like to accuse Obama of doing). Republicans appear more and more like a gang of thugs every day – don’t try to get out of the organization, or you will be brutally attacked for your traitorous act! “When you’re a Jet you’re a Jet all the way, from your first cigarette to your last dying day!”

    Comment by Dean — October 19, 2008 @ 5:01 pm

  13. Bill Clinton,Ted Kennedy, Tom Daschle,Al Gore,John Kerry,Madeline Albright,Sandy Berger,Nancy Pelosi,Hillary Clinton,Jay Rockefeller,Chris Dodd,Charles Schummer,just to name a few,all publicly stated as fact that Sadaam Hussien had WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, yet only Bush lied about it. HUH? And Peter, wasn’t it Powell’s job to analys these documents? If he had to ask President Bush if it was true, he should have been fired on the spot for incompetence. Also Powell did not resign immediateley, he served the full four years of Bush’s first term. Powell pretty much made it clear that his political views are leftist when he said that he did not want to see two more conservative judges on the supreme court. After listening to Powell today, I lost a lot of respect for him. By the way, how come the MSM hasn’t been reporting the huge gains in peace in Iraq? The U.S. troops leaving and turning over control of Fallujah to the Iraqi’s just this week? Could it be that would be showing Obama’s lack of intelligence in understanding the meaning of a surge that is working? If Obama and Biden had their way earlier on Iraq, running away and pulling out, that country would now make Afghanistan look like a school playground.

    Comment by DE — October 19, 2008 @ 5:46 pm

  14. DE – The absolute worst thing Powell could have done would have been to publicly denounce the Administration. It would not only have created a national security problem, it would have caused a huge personal backlash for Powell. Look at what happens to ‘whistleblowers’, whether in government or in corporations – particularly in a time of mass hysteria (which was, if you recall, the national mentality).

    Poor judgement is not restricted to Democrats or Republicans. The fact is that Bush, and his team, had access to the intelligence and *WITHHELD* some of it to make their case. They ignored information provided that cast doubt on their primary ‘eyewitness’ about the WMD, and did not present it in their brief to legislators, nor to the UN. So, yes – only BUSH (and his cronies) lied about it.

    Try to at least appear to have a clue.

    Comment by Dean — October 19, 2008 @ 6:10 pm

  15. Oh – I forgot one thing. It is very amusing to see someone claim that when Powell said he wouldn’t want to see two more conservatives on the court, that this is a ‘leftist’ view. Only someone at the extreme right would claim that a centrist view is ‘leftist’. With a relatively balanced court now, two more would throw it far to the right. Two liberals would simply replace the two that will be likely leaving – so it would have the same balance it has now.

    America is getting more polarized all the time. I expect at some point that there will be a call for some ‘ethnic cleansing’…

    Comment by Dean — October 19, 2008 @ 6:15 pm

  16. If Colin Powell was that serious he would have endorsed Obama from the beginning. Powell himself said that he wanted to wait to announce his endorsement. In my view he was waiting until the last minute to see which way the polls would swing. If the polls were swinging towards McCain he would have backed John McCain. Powells own son is supporting McCain. This just tells me that Colin Powell is only looking out for #1, and to align himself into a high office position after the elections, and he could care less about Obama’s views.

    Comment by Dan — October 20, 2008 @ 1:54 pm

  17. It’s amazing and sad that General Powell is being treated like Carly Fiorina. He stated his thoughtful reasoning for supporting Senator Obama, and he’s being called everything from an Uncle Tom to Judas to RINO to a self-interested opportunist. As Senator Obama’s message, vision, poise, gravitas and experience push him higher in the polls and pull more and more people into his camp, the frustration and insecurity of his opponents and detractors becomes even more virulent. From those who call him a socialist (no doubt forgetting the President Bush, a Republican, just facilitated the largest nationalization of private industry in the United States EVER) to those who say that “him just talk real pretty,” they’re forgetting that he’ll be their president, too. And as much as they (Dean, Dan, Andrew, Carl and Sam) lambast both General Powell and Senator Obama, they’ll most certainly be accepting the tax cuts he plans to implement once he is elected.

    Comment by ReyMac — October 20, 2008 @ 10:05 pm

  18. ReyMac, don’t you mean (And as much as they (MICHAEL POWELL, Dean, Dan, Andrew, Carl and Sam) lambast both General Powell and Senator Obama, they’ll most certainly be accepting the tax cuts he plans to implement once he is elected). I’m sure it was just a typo that you left out Colin’s son in that statement.

    Comment by Dan — October 21, 2008 @ 1:41 pm

  19. Dan, you are aware that many families have their disagreements.

    Comment by Julie P — October 21, 2008 @ 1:48 pm

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