Tuesday, October 21, 2008

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Powell Endorses Obama

In a big week of important endorsements for Barack Obama from several major newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune, which has never endorsed a Democratic nominee for president, the biggest came not from the media but from one man - Colin Powell.

Powell announced that he would vote for Obama on an appearance of NBC's Meet The Press.

Disappointed with the negative tone John McCain's campaign has taken and McCain’s pick of Palin as a Vice Presidential running mate, Powell questions his friend's judgment-

"Now that we have had a chance to watch her (Palin) for some seven weeks, I don't believe she's ready to be President of the United States, which is the job of the Vice President," Powell said. "And so that raised some question in my mind as to the judgment that Senator McCain made."

When Powell considered his own run for president in 1995, his political advisers found that there was wide support for the retired general as a political figure. Powell, who has still been able to rise above the political fracas, is a widely trusted national security expert. His endorsement can only serve to boost Obama's credentials in the eyes of many who may have had questions about his competence in the foreign affairs arena. Powell's decision carries great weight and poses a strategic advantage for Obama as the next several news cycles will certainly now focus on this new development.

This endorsement, on both sides of the aisles, will also serve to ease the minds of many undecided voters who are more familiar with Powell and had not yet decided on a candidate.

The election, only a few weeks away, has seemingly turned decidedly in Obama's favor and what we will see in the coming weeks will be more negativity from the McCain camp in an effort to stem the flow of support for the Illinois Senator. The former Secretary of State reinforced Obama's qualifications by saying,"Senator Obama has demonstrated the kind of calm, patient, intellectual, steady approach to problem-solving that I think we need in this country."

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