Colin Powell Endorses Obama: The Photo

October 19, 2008 at 8:51 pm 5 comments

This is the photo that (Ret.) General Colin Powell referred to in his endorsement of Barack Obama on today’s Meet The Press. It is more stylized than I imagined, but just as powerful. The entire photo essay from The New Yorker is very moving. See it here.

Elsheba Khan at the grave of her son, Specialist Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan. Photo: Platon, The New Yorker, Sept 29/08.

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  • 1. colin powell  |  October 19, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    By endorsing Barack Obama I have forever left the question in the mids of conservatives. Did I genuinely believe that Obama is the better candidate or am I voting race over ideaology? No matter how highly people think of me, that doubt will always be there now.

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  • 2. zennifer516  |  October 19, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Nice try, “Colin.” But you sound a little more like Limbaugh with that comment.

    From a purely non-partisan perspective, the Powell endorsement is actually very interesting. He is a very polarizing figure among Dems and Repubs. Those on the left don’t much like his hypocritical lack of integrity in not standing up to the lies that took the U.S. into Iraq and defending Bush’s WMD argument in front of the U.N. So this is a bitter-sweet endorsement for them.

    For those on the right, and especially staunch McCain supporters, any attack on Powell can’t be read as anything other than ‘sour grapes’. So, they are going back into the gutter of personal attack, questioning the sincerity of the act based on race. C’mon. Is this all they can do? Really, it’s getting so tiresome, and no one is buying it.

    It’s all over now except for the cryin’ and I suspect that we shall now see a poorly-managed, poorly-run, morally bankrupt campaign sink even further into the muck by using more and more reprehensible attack tactics.

    Thanks for stopping by …

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  • 3. Gwen  |  October 19, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Love that picture! It really is powerful.

    Here’s to not only a unified America, but to a unified world!

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  • 4. zennifer516  |  October 20, 2008 at 7:02 am

    Well-said, Gwen! (as usual!)

    Peace,
    zennifer aka EM aka CC

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  • 5. Sarah  |  October 20, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Suddenly because Powell is endorsing obama he is not as evil as he used to be? Yet, Powell was the one encouraging the Iraq war claiming they had WMD. Anyone with intelligence knows that Powell is endorsing based on race.

    98% of black people are voting for obama just because he is black. White people are split between obama, nadar, and McCain. Think about it.

    The truth is this is a race campaign. The Democrats control the senate and congress and have the lowest approval rating in US history. The Democrats couldn’t even beat Bush in the elections thus why they are going after the black vote in the US, about 45 million blacks. Thus, why obama voted present over 130 times, avoided the tough issues, and never challenged his party leaders on senate to preserve his political career. Only 143 days on state senate when he decided to run for office.

    The Democrats lost because the US is not a socialist/communist system. Americans fought against Nazi Germany, their socialist party, and communist USSR for decades, just to name a few.

    Again, Clinton supported deregulation and introduced FTAs like NAFTA. That is why the US economy was strong during his administration. McCain also supports deregulation and fights for FTAs like NAFTA. These initiatives will help our economy. Our economy is very important, McCain is better for our economy. I hope people get educated before they vote.

    US businesses create US jobs. obama wants to limit the growth of US businesses, which is limiting the growth of US jobs. If you increase tax on US businesses they will either just relocate to a lower tax country taking American jobs with them, pass the added tax cost to consumers or go bankrupt. GM and Ford can barely compete globally and obama wants to tax them more. The smaller businesses that are reliant on GM and Ford will also be greatly affected, destroying more US jobs.

    The US is the land of opportunity not the land of equal outcome. Why should government take your money and give it to people who are already on welfare to spread the wealth?

    What Caused Our Economic Crisis? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RZVw3no2A4

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