Sunday, October 19, 2008

YES!!!! Powell endorses Barack !!!!

Even though he is a Republican, I've always respected Colin Powell, and today my respect for him deepened ... back in 2000, I remember secretly wishing that Powell would have ran for President on behalf of the Republican Party rather than Dubya ... I have always wondered how different the world could have been today if that had happened ...

But today, when Powell came out in support of Barack Obama as President, I could have stood up and applauded ...

From the CBC article on the story:

"But I firmly believe that at this point in America's history, we need a president that will not just continue — even with a new face and with the changes and with some maverick aspects — who will not just continue basically the policies that we have been following in recent years," Powell said.

"I think we need a transformational figure. I think we need a president who is a generational change and that's why I'm supporting Barack Obama, not out of any lack of respect or admiration for Senator John McCain."

That McCain replied by saying that he has the support of four former Republican Secretarys of State including Kissinger, James Baker and Alexander Haig says quite a lot ... wasn't it Haig who crowed - "I'm in charge now," when the news of the assassination attempt on Reagan was being reported ... kind of tells you the type of support Mr McCain has ...

And so we continue to wait:

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