Sunday, October 19, 2008

Race Bias

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell announced Sunday that he will be voting for Sen. Barack Obama, citing the Democrat's "ability to inspire" and the "inclusive nature of his campaign."
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says he is voting for Barack Obama.

"He has both style and substance. I think he is a transformational figure," Powell said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

And he's right. This could be the moment - with Barack as President, and Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid running congress - that liberals get to come out of the closet and push an overtly socialist agenda without being afraid to admit it.

"Obama displayed a steadiness. Showed intellectual vigor. He has a definitive way of doing business that will do us well," Powell said.

Powell said he questioned Sen. John McCain's judgment in picking Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate because he doesn't think she is ready to be president.

Is this a good endorsement for Obama to brag about? I'm not so sure.
Senator McCain's campaign team admitted privately it would be a blow. But Democratic strategists are divided about the benefits. One said on Saturday he was concerned it could backfire.

He suggested that Mr Powell's decision might be seen as being based on racial solidarity and that could alienate some white voters already reluctant to back Senator Obama on grounds of race.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hmmm. Racial Solidarity. It's difficult to believe that black people -- who have been quite willing to vote for white candidates, when our votes have been counted -- are now being questioned. Rest assured, black people largely vote Democratic, and an Alan Keyes would never have garnered Powell's or most other black people's support. It's actually the issues, stupid. There are specific issues that affect black people more than others, and the Republicans have been on the wrong side of those -- according to most black voters. End of.