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Monday, October 20, 2008

Love Him, Hate Him

It was reported that Colin Powell has decided to vote for Obama.

Powell is a highly respected man in this country. He is probably a Republican I could vote for. I say that in all honesty. If you watched the above video you heard Powell cut through ALL the political crapola and intelligently describe his choice.

The video didn't show Powell's response when asked if his decision was purely based on race. His reply was;

"If I had only had that in mind, I could have done this six, eight, 10 months ago. I really have been going back and forth between somebody I have the highest respect and regard for, John McCain, and somebody I was getting to know, Barack Obama. And it was only in the last couple of months that I settled on this."

"I can't deny that it will be a historic event when an African-American becomes president," Powell continued, speaking live in the studio. "And should that happen, all Americans should be proud — not just African-American, but all Americans — that we have reached this point in our national history where such a thing could happen. It would also not only electrify the country, but electrify the world."

The part of his quote that I believe is key is how he describes the possible reaction to an Obama victory,

"It would also not only electrify the country, but electrify the world."

Can anybody honestly, honestly say that about McCain?

The mouth of the GOP, Bush Limbaugh, says Powell's decision was solely based on race. That's what all racists are saying, because there is no way a black man is smart enough to decide intelligently based on any other factors other then race. Gimmie a break.


Scott Ploch said...

McCain used to be a strong candidate 8 years ago. He's a different man now. Powell also said he did not like the tone McCain had set in this campaign.
McCain could not electrify a potato

Mark Ploch said...

mmmmmmm potatoes

Jessie Jackson Sr said...

Damn racists! The only way whitey won't vote for the brother is because he is a racist. Thank God for guilty white liberals.

Gotta run, need to shakedown some more corporations and I have a 3:00 lunch meeting with Rev Wright and Farrakhan.

Cousin Linda said...

Found this site while sitting around, bored, and not wanting to watch any TV. Mark & Scott / I love you guys.

Scott Ploch said...

Linda as in Uncle Rich's Linda? Sometimes we're better than TV. :-)

Mark Ploch said...

Cousin Linda!
Did you come down from the hills for vittles?

Anonymous said...

Yes this is Uncle Rich's Cousin Linda ! Wow, don't be so surprised. I do know how to type & use a computer. I'm not that much older than you two. But I don't remember how I left the comment last night so I have to do it as anonymous ( which just might be better ) What are vittles? Can I leave my email address on a site like this or will I get very very disturbing email?"

Mark Ploch said...

You'd get very disturbing email. Just read some of comments I get here.
I just sent you an email.