Thank You Colin Powell
It seems as if each day brings another round of bad news for Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain.
First there was the relentless drumbeat of conservative intellectuals concerned about the selection of Sarah Palin, a hopelessly unprepared candidate for Vice President. Next came the economic meltdown that showed McCain at his erratic best.
And now this. Colin Powell. Former National Security Advisor. Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Former Army General. Purple Heart recepient. Bronze Star recepient. Former Secretary of State.
Colin Powell has endorsed Barack Obama for President of the United States of America.
Colin Powell believes an Obama Administration will be better for America, and the world, than an administration headed by John McCain.
And one of the reasons cited was a concern for McCain's judgement, partially based on the selection of Sarah Palin.
I find it hard to believe that Powell, even though he too [along with most of the political world]was wrong on Iraq, would put his country and the lives of millions of people at risk if he did not feel Obama was up to the job.
Colin Powell, one of the most respected men in America, has endorsed Barack Obama for President.
Today, a long day of travel for me on my way to Mexico City and then Oaxaca, is a good day!