Brace yourselves. We will be inundated by the MSM ad nauseam glorifying the recent endorsement for Obama by liberal (party betrayer) Colin Powell. Well, all I have to say is, "so what's new?" If this surprises you, then you haven't been paying attention to Powell's political speak all along.
I'm sure he waited until two weeks before the election on purpose although I'm also certain he's known all along despite his claims to have been "watching these two men for the past seven weeks."
Michelle Malkin has the video of his Meet the Press interview on her site and some really good link backs as well as observations of the coverage of this news.
Personally what bothered me most about what Colin Powell had to say was his final summation at the very end of his blabbering of how he came to this conclusion to vote for Obama.
I transcribed it to share with you in case you didn't get it or don't want to hear his entire interview:
"Because of his ability to inspire, because of the inclusive nature of his campaign, because he is reaching out all across America, because of who he is and his rhetorical abilities, and we have to take that into account… as well as his substance … he has both style and substance. Because he has met the standard of being a successful President… being an exceptional President. I think he is a transformational figure; he is a new generation coming onto the world stage… onto the American stage… and for that reason I will be voting for Senator Barack Obama. "
To that explanation I say, huh? We have to take his rhetorical abilities into account? Am I missing something here?
Is it his style and substance (which btw, Mr. Powell, where is the substance of your endorsement?) that meets the standard of being a successful , er no, make that exceptional President? Oh, yeah, transformational figure... ability to inspire (like his Pastor Jeremiah Wright maybe) ... that must be what qualifies him to be President. Really?
The qualifications for being President have been greatly reduced with the nomination of Barack HUSSEIN Obama.
Keep praying, folks. It isn't over and I still believe the majority of the people of America have not fallen off of the far left cliff. They might not be as conservative as me but for the most part American's LOVE our COUNTRY and don't want to see it take the radical and socialist turns we will see under an Obama Presidency.