Sunday, October 19, 2008

Colin Powell endorses Obama

McCain's campaign tactics cited

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell announced Sunday that he will be voting for Sen. Barack Obama, citing the Democrat's "ability to inspire" and the "inclusive nature of his campaign." Powell made the announcement this morning on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Powell, a retired U.S. general and a Republican, was once seen as a possible presidential candidate himself.

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 couched his remarks by saying that McCain could be a good president. However, the former secretary of state apparently sees Sen. Obama as more of a visionary.

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Ian Lidster said...

An interesting happenstance with Powell, no? But, he was alway virtually the only one in the Bush cabinet I admired in terms of integrity, which was why he got out, of course. Now, all it will take is for Condi to switch over.

Deb S. said...

Ian: Interesting, indeed. I share your admiration of Powell. As for Condolezza Rice switching over, I'm not holding my breath. I think she much too devoted to President Bush. If she were to ensorse Obama, that would be quite a story!

Rose said...

Powell is impressive and has so much integrity. I concur with his endorsement.