Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Colin Powell's stunning endorsement of Barack Obama

You can watch Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama below. I think the most profound part of Colin Powell's endorsement came 4:28 into the video and it says:

I'm also troubled by, not what Senator McCain says, but what members of the party say. And it is permitted to be said such things as, "Well, you know that Mr. Obama is a Muslim." Well, the correct answer is, he is not a Muslim; he's a Christian. He's always been a Christian.

But the really right answer is, "What if he is?" Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer's no, that's not America. Is there something wrong with some seven-year-old Muslim-American kid believing that he or she could be president? Yet, I have heard senior members of my own party drop the suggestion, "He's a Muslim and he might be associated [with] terrorists." This is not the way we should be doing it in America.


At 1:16 AM, May 14, 2009, Blogger Ed Darrell said...


The stunning thing is that anyone who has watched Powell over the years would express surprise. He generally strives to do the right thing for the right reasons in the right way.

Stunning, maybe, that he had to do it at all.

At 1:34 AM, May 14, 2009, Blogger Intelligent Designer said...

I guess it depends on your perspective. I am sure it was stunning for John McCain and the Republican party.


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