Sunday, October 19, 2008
General Colin Powell, a Republican, former Secretary of State under current President George W. Bush, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Gulf War under President George H.W. Bush , and National Security Advisor for President Ronald Reagan (all the three Republican Presidents), endorsed Barack Obama for President of the United States today.
It was interesting to hear him saying that Obama understands the economical problems better, his praising of Obama's 'steadiness' (better Chief-in-Command!) and that it was time for a new generation! And further about Sarah Palin: ""I don't believe she's ready to be President of the United States, which is the job of vice president," Powell said, adding that it raised "some questions in my mind" about McCain's judgment.
Throughout his entire career, both military and political, he has retained his reputation as a thoughtful thinker as well as an all-around classy guy. Hiss endorsement of Obama does signal the dissatisfaction of many in the Republican party with the quality and tone of its current leadership. He would join a growing chorus of conservatives who feel the Republican party has abandoned its integrity in order to pursue the self-serving goals of Rovian politics.
Obama will need this endorsement since he is loosing ground.