Monday, October 20, 2008

Powell’s Perplexing Path Promoting Pandering Politics

This past weekend, former Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama for Senator. I am going to present some links showing Powell’s scatter-brained history during this election season.

August, 2007:
Colin Powell submitted a check to the McCain campaign for $2,300

The donation reinforced “the senator's credentials as an independent-minded Republican and a strong voice on national security issues.”

June, 2008:
”Obamacon” Powell rumored to endorse Obama

“As an African American, friends say, Powell is sensitive to racial attacks on Obama and especially on Obama's wife, Michelle.”

August 2008:
Powell rejects DNC speaking spot while still keeping his endorsement open

"I will vote for the candidate I think can do the best job in America -- whether that candidate is a Republican or Democrat or an independent." – Colin Powell

October, 2008:
Powell officially endorses Barack Obama for POTUS

Powell told NBC’s Tom Brokaw that he was “troubled” by Republicans’ personal attacks on Obama, especially false intimations that Obama was Muslim and the recent focus on Obama’s alleged connections to William Ayers, a co-founder of the radical ’60 Weather Underground.

Stressing that Obama was a lifelong Christian, Powell denounced Republican tactics that he said were insulting not only to Obama but also to Muslims.

“The really right answer is what if he is?” Powell said, praising the contributions of millions of Muslim citizens to American

Obama told Matt Lauer Powell has an "open invitation" to join him on the campaign trail and spoke about a role for Powell if he is elected

“[Colin Powell] will have a role as one of my advisors. He has already served in that function even before he endorsed me.” – Barack Obama

Are you dizzy yet?

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