Wow! Former Secretary of State Colin Powell endorses Senator Barack Obama


The question that bothers me about this is that Powell is asked if his blackness ties into his nomination of Obama. Absurd. Especially when hundreds of white political leaders have endorsed McCain.

Are white political leaders endorsing McCain because he is white?

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  1. I agree with your thoughts about it being a ridiculous question to ask. But in response to your final question… Unfortunately I think the answer is yes. I think we will see that in the polls as well. Obama may still win, but perhaps not a big as initaially thought. I think our country still has a lingering issue of racism and distrust. As sad as that is, I think that color will be a factor at the polls. Heartbreaking from every angle. But as Christians this is one of the things we need to be on the forefront against.

    Good words on the blog man.

  2. Suddenly because Powell is endorsing obama he is not as evil as he used to be? Yet, Powell was the one encouraging the Iraq war claiming they had WMD. Anyone with intelligence knows that Powell is endorsing based on race.

    98% of black people are voting for obama just because he is black. White people are split between obama, nadar, and McCain. Think about it.

    The truth is this is a race campaign. The Democrats control the senate and congress and have the lowest approval rating in US history. The Democrats couldn’t even beat Bush in the elections thus why they are going after the black vote in the US, about 45 million blacks. Thus, why obama voted present over 130 times, avoided the tough issues, and never challenged his party leaders on senate to preserve his political career. Only 143 days on state senate when he decided to run for office.

    The Democrats lost because the US is not a socialist/communist system. Americans fought against Nazi Germany, their socialist party, and communist USSR for decades, just to name a few.

    Again, Clinton supported deregulation and introduced FTAs like NAFTA. That is why the US economy was strong during his administration. McCain also supports deregulation and fights for FTAs like NAFTA. These initiatives will help our economy. Our economy is very important, McCain is better for our economy. I hope people get educated before they vote.

    US businesses create US jobs. obama wants to limit the growth of US businesses, which is limiting the growth of US jobs. If you increase tax on US businesses they will either just relocate to a lower tax country taking American jobs with them, pass the added tax cost to consumers or go bankrupt. GM and Ford can barely compete globally and obama wants to tax them more. The smaller businesses that are reliant on GM and Ford will also be greatly affected, destroying more US jobs.

    The US is the land of opportunity not the land of equal outcome. Why should government take your money and give it to people who are already on welfare to spread the wealth?

    What Caused Our Economic Crisis? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RZVw3no2A4

  3. Are white political leaders endorsing McCain because he is white?

    No. Because he is not black. (Status quo) I too am disturbed at all the underpinnings of hate and fear that are coming through – particularly from the Republican VP candidate (who is supposedly ‘one of us’). Scary stuff.

    Ben Affleck raised an interesting point on “Real Time with Bill Maher” this week. He pointed out the video clip of McCain correcting the woman in the crowd who shouted “Obama is an Arab.” McCain’s response was, “He’s not an Arab he’s a good guy.” or something like that. Affleck pointed out the absurdity of the contrast that McCain made between Arab/Good.

    Did Powell get the press time because he himself is black, or because he is a prominent republican supporter/former secretary of state?

  4. Isn’t it just a ‘little’ disingenious to get angry when someone asks Colin Powell if race was any factor in his endorsement?

    “The question that bothers me about this is that Powell is asked if his blackness ties into his nomination of Obama. Absurd. Especially when hundreds of white political leaders have endorsed McCain.

    Are white political leaders endorsing McCain because he is white?”

    The obvious answer is no because 1) McCain would not be the first white president in history. 2) Whites don’t have a history of being oppressed and therefore 3) most whites have no reason to feel pride or passion about race the same as black people do.

    Most of us are celebrating the historic election of America’s first BLACK president. This topic currently saturates the media, the masses and the minds of Americans. On this very blog there are repeated posts about it.

    From all of the buzz, especially African American commentators, journalists, ministers and black people on the street, race is the reason this is to be celebrated. I’m not suggesting black people voted simply because of race. But it is duplicious to repeatedly talk about the race factor of this history-making event then get mad because someone asks a black man if race is a factor. One’s history is no justification for over-sensitivity any more than it is a justification for insensitivity.

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