In yet another event that further demonstrates the “Maverick” qualities of John McCain, the Onion news network reports that John McCain was left on his campaign bus overnight. After a speech in Stroudsburg, PA, the presidential candidate was spotted staring out of a window on the bus. Two women noticed scratches on the window and let the senator out when he nodded affirmatively that he would like to be let out of the bus. It looks like governor Palin may have to add another item to her daily duties should the McCain/Palin ticket win the presidential election.maverickmaverick
Monthly Archives: October 2008
This just in – Colin Powell endorses Barack Obama for president! Colin Powell has always been a great leader, great military strategist and very level headed throughout his career. He served as secretary of state under previous Republican administrations.
Mr. Powell brings out a lot of great points about both candidates and their campaigns. The Meet The Press Video Clip is Below:
and the full transcript of the Powell endorsement of Obama interview is available on MSNBC.
When Bokaw asked: “In all your years of public service, have you ever seen an incoming president face such daunting challenges?”
Powell replied: “No. I have seen more difficult times in our history. I think about the early ’70s when we were going through Watergate, Spiro Agnew, Nixon period, that was not a good time. But right now we’re also facing a very daunting period. And I think the number one issue the president’s going to have to deal with is the economy. That’s what the American people are worried about. And, frankly, it’s not just an American problem, it’s an international problem. We can see how all of these economies are now linked in this globalized system. And I think that’ll be number one. The president will also have to make decisions quickly as to how to deal with Iraq and Afghanistan. And also I think the president has to reach out to the world and show that there is a new president, a new administration that is looking forward to working with our friends and allies. And in my judgment, also willing to talk to people who we have not been willing to talk to before. Because this is a time for outreach.”
When asked about who he would vote for for president, Powell responded in part with this:
“In the case of Mr. McCain, I found that he was a little unsure as to deal with the economic problems that we were having and almost every day there was a different approach to the problem. And that concerned me, sensing that he didn’t have a complete grasp of the economic problems that we had. And I was also concerned at the selection of Governor Palin. She’s a very distinguished woman, and she’s to be admired; but at the same time, now that we have had a chance to watch her for some seven weeks, I don’t believe she’s ready to be president of the United States, which is the job of the vice president. And so that raised some question in my mind as to the judgment that Senator McCain made.”
Which seems to echo the sentiments of many of the voting electorate.
Powell goes on to state
“On the Obama side, I watched Mr. Obama and I watched him during this seven-week period. And he displayed a steadiness, an intellectual curiosity, a depth of knowledge and an approach to looking at problems like this and picking a vice president that, I think, is ready to be president on day one. And also, in not just jumping in and changing every day, but showing intellectual vigor. I think that he has a, a definitive way of doing business that would serve us well. I also believe that on the Republican side over the last seven weeks, the approach of the Republican Party and Mr. McCain has become narrower and narrower. Mr. Obama, at the same time, has given us a more inclusive, broader reach into the needs and aspirations of our people. He’s crossing lines–ethnic lines, racial lines, generational lines. He’s thinking about all villages have values, all towns have values, not just small towns have values.”
Going back the McCain campaign, Powell states:
“And I’ve also been disappointed, frankly, by some of the approaches that Senator McCain has taken recently, or his campaign ads, on issues that are not really central to the problems that the American people are worried about. This Bill Ayers situation that’s been going on for weeks became something of a central point of the campaign. But Mr. McCain says that he’s a washed-out terrorist. Well, then, why do we keep talking about him? And why do we have these robocalls going on around the country trying to suggest that, because of this very, very limited relationship that Senator Obama has had with Mr. Ayers, somehow, Mr. Obama is tainted. What they’re trying to connect him to is some kind of terrorist feelings. And I think that’s inappropriate.”
Then Powell moves more on to the republican party:
“I would have difficulty with two more conservative appointments to the Supreme Court, but that’s what we’d be looking at in a McCain administration. I’m also troubled by, not what Senator McCain says, but what members of the party say. And it is permitted to be said such things as, “Well, you know that Mr. Obama is a Muslim.” Well, the correct answer is, he is not a Muslim, he’s a Christian. He’s always been a Christian. But the really right answer is, what if he is? Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer’s no, that’s not America. Is there something wrong with some seven-year-old Muslim-American kid believing that he or she could be president? Yet, I have heard senior members of my own party drop the suggestion, “He’s a Muslim and he might be associated terrorists.” This is not the way we should be doing it in America.”
The Supreme Court is one of the biggest issues that has rarely been discussed in this election, potentially the single most important issue since the judges are appointed for life. The message coming from the McCain campaign is one of hate, fear, subtely painting all Muslems as terrorists. It is not anything close to an accurate message, not one that will serve the country well here in the US or in relations with other countries around the world. It is critical that appointments to the Surpeme Court not be of this mold and may be what we would get from a McCain presidency.
Powell goes on to state:
“So, when I look at all of this and I think back to my Army career, we’ve got two individuals, either one of them could be a good president. But which is the president that we need now? Which is the individual that serves the needs of the nation for the next period of time? And I come to the conclusion that 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–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 into the world–onto the world stage, onto the American stage, and for that reason I’ll be voting for Senator Barack Obama.”
As usual, Powell comes at this with a balanced, informed intellectual perspective and based on that decides to vote for Barack Obama & Joe Biden in the 2009 presidential campaign. On November 4th, things start to change for the better.
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