Powell endorses Obama

Retired Gen. Colin L. Powell, one of the country's most respected Republicans, stunned both parties Sunday by strongly endorsing Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) for president on NBC's "Meet the Press" and laying out a blistering, detailed critique of the modern GOP. Full Story »

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Dennis A. Abbott
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by Dennis A. Abbott - Oct. 20, 2008

The article is thorough and accurate, but written reports don't convey Powell's sincerity and intelligence as evident in the interview. An anonymous Republican official said, "This Powell endorsement is the nail in the coffin." I wish that were true, but it's only the reaction of someone who paid attention, unlike most voters. Powell's work for the Bush administration unfairly diminished his public image, because the MSM didn't report his resentment at being forced to lie to the UN.

Good report. The news should be important, but I think few voters will be swayed.

Powell said that he is “troubled” by the direction of the Republican Party, and said he began to doubt McCain when he chose Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate.

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