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Useful Political Discourse: Colin Powell Endorses Obama

October 21, 2008

Whether you support McCain or Obama, this is a well-spoken and nicely considered endorsement.  Thank you Mr. Powell, for taking a moment to upgrade political discourse at a time when it has sunk low.  Colin Powell endorses Barack Obama.

Hat tip to HalsHop.

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  1. October 23, 2008 2:34 pm

    Gen. Powell’s endorsement may be the first I’ve heard in this election that was eloquently based on sound logic and his way of viewing the world. What an incredible answer to a very loaded question.

    HBR has a piece on just what made his response so perfect.

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  2. Nicole permalink
    November 15, 2008 9:55 am

    I so admire Colin Powell! I read a book he wrote (altho’ I can’t remember if it was American Journey or Have a Vision) and was just really impressed. I was disappointed that he was dragged into the whole WMD debacle of thrusting us into war with Iraq, but thought Bill Maher’s take was probably pretty close to the truth: he probably said to himself, “…if I resign, then only the nuts are left.” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbhYK4wM-vg — he starts his comments on Colin Powell at about 4:40, but the whole interview makes you think and makes you laugh…regardless of whether or not you like Bill Maher — I’m a little ambivalent about him myself. He’s a bit crass for my tastes.).

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