Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Why would Colin Powell's edorsement matter?

Elections, McCain 2008, Obama 2008, Politics

The fact that Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama late in the game doesn't surprise me at all. What does surprise me is that Democrats made so much of it.

Many Conservatives were never too impressed with Colin Powell, so the fact that he favors Obama now doesn't make us shake in our boots. If someone like Justice Clarence Thomas would endorse Obama, that would shake things up, but not Powell.

Obama originally appealed to anti-war/Bush-lied voter. Since then he has morphed into the Iraq-was-the-wrong-arena-we-should-be-in-Afghanistan candidate. Why would the endorsement of the man who stood up before the UN stating there were weapons of mass destruction citing satellite photos sway the peace nicks?

People wondered if Powell would run for president as a Republican. Because of his pro-abortion stance, that lasted about 2 seconds.

Never mind that Powell's reasoning that the inexperienced Obama can just surround himself with good people, but Sarah Palin isn't ready to be president doesn't ring true.

Lastly, Colin Powell was Secretary of State for the Bush administration. The same Bush administration the left insists is now trying for its 3rd term and that Democrats have been railing against for years. (McCain has been endorsed by four former secretaries of state, Secretaries Kissinger, Baker, Eagleburger and Haig, along with "well over 200 retired Army generals and admirals.")

Most people have figured out why Powell really endorsed Obama. I don't think Powell's endorsement really carries much weight with undecideds. It certainly doesn't matter to Republicans. And to Democrats, did they need convincing?


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