Colin Powell Endorses Obama


Colin Powell, who was secretary of state in the Bush administration, broke with his party Sunday to offer a stunning and powerfully worded endorsement to Senator Barack Obama’s presidential candidacy. Powell, a retired general, described Obama as a “transformational figure.”

“He has both style and substance,” Powell said in an appearance on NBC. “Obama has displayed a steadiness; showed intellectual vigor. He has a definitive way of doing business that will do us well.”

The endorsement by Powell – one of the most respected of American elder statesmen, who was also a national security adviser and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff – came on an extraordinary weekend for the Democratic candidate: He announced an astounding record of $150 million raised last month, with more than 600,000 new donors, far exceeding in one month the $84 million available for the entire campaign to Senator John McCain, who unlike Obama, has accepted public funding.

Freepers react:

-“Powell is loyal to his race, and disloyal to his party and country. Why am I not surprised?”
-“Powell is voting for a traitor because he is himself a traitor.”
-“Remember, Powell got to where he is through affirmative action. He’s just returning to his roots.”
-“Powell is a racist – he’s picking Obama solely because of his skin color. Think about it – there’s no other possible reason.”
-“A man who fought Communists in Vietnam is now supporting and endorsing a Communist. Amazing.”
-“How could Powell stab our troops in the back like this?”