| > > > > Or at least he's going to. Meet the Press hasn't come on yet in my area. I think this is pretty big. You have one of the most respected military figures throwing in with Obama even though McCain normally gets the edge when it comes to military stuff.|
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> > > It's not really surprising. It's been speculated on for months that Powell would endorse Obama. I also doubt that Powell will actually do anything publicly for Obama's campaign.
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> > > 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'd be curious to know what Powell thinks of Obama's foreign policy, and even his policies on other issues. I noticed that Powell didn't comment on that in any article I saw. Not that it would really matter.
> > I don't think most people would say that at all. In fact I think only the morons like Limbaugh and Buchanan would jump to that conclusion in a desperate attempt to take up for their party.
> exactly. i think this way of thinking is what has alienated Republicans from the rest of the country, and dare i say it, from the rest of the world. when i heard Powell was endorsing Obama, my first thought wasn't "Oh, it's because they're both black" it was "How long will it be before other Republicans/conservatives say he did it just because they're both black?" as we can see, it didn't take long at all. given Powell's comments about Obama, Christianity, Muslims and members of his own party, it's easy to conclude that this very way of thinking by the Republicans is what convinced him to support Obama.
The ladies on the view had an interesting point this morning when they pointed out how nobody says that Petraus agrees with McCain cause he's white.