Sunday, October 19, 2008

MORE THAN AN ENDORSEMENT



Colin Powell standing strong for Obama and against the fascist and racist forces that linger in America.

Read more here.

Here's still more of Colin Powell challenging the nonsense that's been unleashed by McCain and Palin.



Obama responded while campaigning in North Carolina,

"...this morning, a great soldier, a great statesman, and a great American has endorsed our campaign to change America. I have been honored to have the benefit of his wisdom and counsel from time to time over the last few years, but today, I am beyond honored and deeply humbled to have the support of General Colin Powell."

"This country and the dream it represents are being tested in a way that we haven't seen in nearly a century. And future generations will judge ours by how we respond to this test. Will they say that this was a time when America lost its way and its purpose? When we allowed the same divisions and fear tactics and our own petty differences plunge this country into a dark and painful recession?"

"Or will they say that this was another one of those moments when America overcame? When we battled back from adversity by recognizing that common stake that we have in each other's success?"

"This is one of those moments. I realize you're cynical and fed up with politics. I understand that you're disappointed and even angry with your leaders. You have every right to be. But despite all of this, I ask of you what's been asked of the American people in times of trial and turmoil throughout our history. I ask you to believe – to believe in yourselves, in each other, and in the future we can build together."

[UPDATE I: October 21, 2008. Check out what the Conservative Party Mayor of London says about Obama.]

[UPDATE II: October 22, 2008. Maureen Dowd has a great column about Powell's decision, called "Moved by a Crescent",
in today's NY Times.]


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