Sunday, October 19, 2008

running them crazy baldheads outta town

I've always had a problem with Colin Powell because he spent his professional career delivering bombs to people of color. I have never, ever, thought of him as someone who cares about diversity, much less as the one conservative who might come out and stand up for Americans of Islamic faith. I can't say I suddenly like the man, but I do have a greater appreciation for his complexity.

And, more importantly, I'm ecstatic over the ringing endorsement he gave Obama today. Anyone listening has long been hearing that he would endorse Obama, but he did it with such eloquence and conviction (and with such a crippling indictment of the McCain campaign and his own party), that it came straight from the heart I never knew he had.

Does anyone now remember that Palin was on SNL last night?


Christie said...

Totally 100% agree. Wow. Go Colin!

Anonymous said...

And deeper and warmer than either of the Clintons' endorsements.

Stacy said...

I have to say I had the pleasure to see him live more than a couple of years ago. The way he spoke about his upbringing impressed me. Although he's a conservative, I have had much respect for him. He doubled it today. I like the endorsement of Obama. I liked the words about Muslims in America. I liked the comment about the Supreme Court. It was all so well spoken and eloquent.

afrowalking said...

You articulated my feelings exactly, Carla. Thank you.

And who said the revolution would not be televised? Man, I can't stand the suspense.

j.kaori said...

I absolutely agree with you.

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

I am happy that Mr. Powell has somewhat redeemed himself to you.

Anonymous said...

I still have a problem with Colin Powell, his parents hailed from Jamaica and we Jamaicans cannot get our minds around the system this man supported and still supports. When I first heard the news I wondered if it was his way of trying to make amends to the American people who were lied to and who died for all the wrong reasons. Then I wondered who backed him against a wall until he squealed and promised that he would utter words of support for Barack. I still don't like that man, a fellow countryman....BUT, sometimes I do wonder whether he pursued his profession out of true conviction or whether he was 'caught' in a situation and went along for the ride.

I don't want him near Barack....not at all!


Anonymous said...

AND, he is late with his endorsement. Why did it take him so long to come out and endorse Barack? Millions have endorsed Barack from the word 'go'. What took him so long?

With his commitment to integrity, was he looking for integrity in the wrong place, while it was in his face? ALL THE TIME!