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Would be Watcher

Location: Canada
Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
In Reply To
mjyoung

Subj: Re: I just don't see it as a big deal
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 09:04:07 am EDT (Viewed 792 times)
Reply Subj: I just don't see it as a big deal
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 01:48:48 am EDT (Viewed 762 times)




> I don't know if it that important of an endorsement. Most would say that Powell only endorsed Obama because they are both black, and even Powell admits that race was a factor. Also, Powell is really only perceived to have knowledge over foreign policy, which makes the endorsement even less important.
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I think you cut the corners a bit. What he said, from memory, was that if it was ONLY for skin color he would have endorse Obama a long time ago. So, yeah, we may conclude he somewhat want to back-up a fellow black guy BUT you also have to understand that he wouldn't have done it if he wasn't endorsing the guy he thought would do the best job. The way you make it sound the guy can't have a solid unbiased answer. I think people who claim he will vote Obama ONLY because of his skin color, I'm not talking about you, are trying to attenuate the significance of what happened. The Guy was a republican and a military figure too. It struck me that he would go so far as to commit himself like he did.



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