There are rumors that General Colin Powell will endorse Barack Obama for President when he appears on Meet the Press Sunday morning. Read about it below and see a video of the show.
Politics makes strange bedfellows and none may be stranger than an endorsement of Barack Obama by former Secretary of State Colin Powell. No one knows what Powell will actually do, but the rumors are running rampant that he will throw his significant support behind the first term Senator from Illinois, long time presidential candidate and former Community Organizer and attorney for ACORN.
Powell is the not the stereotypical Obama supporter. He is a career military man. He is a long time Republican who rose to positions of power and prestige within the Republican Party. He is a man of great accomplishment who has had a successful and distinguished career. Many hoped he would run for the Republican nomination for the Presidency himself in 1996.
He was a National Security Adviser and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President Ronald Reagan. He served as Secretary of State in the first term of the George W. Bush administration. He presented the case for the overthrow of Saddam Hussein to the United Nations. He rose to the rank of four star General in the United States Army through his accomplishments. His military decorations, medals and awards are numerous, including a Purple Heart, Distinguished Service Medals and Silver Star just to name a very few.
On the surface, there is nothing that is readily evident that would link the two men. Colin Powell is a warrior. Barack Obama is not. Powell worked his way through the R.O.T.C. in college to the highest positions in the nation that his military career could take him. He earned his positions through hard work and ability. Obama was selected, courted and groomed through Chicago politics and then onto the national political stage. Powell has honorably and courageously fought enemies of our nation and performed the most noble of duties, commanded men on the field of battle. Obama’s hair turned gray debating Hillary Clinton.
Its truly perplexing that a man like Colin Powell would find Obama’s politics anything he could support.
Apparently, we will find out on Meet the Press Sunday morning what the truth of it will be. We will find out if Powell endorses Obama or if this is just another internet rumor. If he does endorse Obama, it will be interesting to hear what his reasons are for doing so.
If he does endorse Obama, it will be the liberals dream come true.
Colin Powell on Meet the Press – Video
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