Secretary Colin Powell endorses President Barack Obama


Posted by AzBlueMeanie:

After Willard "Mittens" Romney badly failed the commander-in-chief test during Monday night's foreign policy debate, this decision was really a no-brainer, as it should be for any thinking individual. Colin Powell Endorses Obama For President:

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed President Barack Obama for a second term Thursday.

"You know, I voted for him in 2008 and I plan to stick with him in 2012, and I'll be voting for he and Vice President Joe Biden next month," he said on CBS' "This Morning."

Asked whether it was an endorsement, he said, "Yes."

Powell praised the president's handling of the economy and ending of the Iraq War.

"I think we ought to keep on the track we are on," he said.

Powell said he had the "utmost respect" for Mitt Romney but criticized his tax plan.

He said Romney's foreign policy was a "moving target." "One day he has a certain strong view about staying in Afghanistan, but then on Monday night he agrees with the withdrawal. Same thing in Iraq. On every issue that was discussed on Monday night, Gov. Romney agreed with the president with some nuances. But this is quite a different set of foreign policy views than he had earlier in the campaign."

I am sure our Arizona media villagers will ask Arizona's angry old man, Sen. John McCain, what he thinks about Secretary Powell stepping all over his Neocon dreams of "Four More Wars!" that he announced at the GOP Convention. "Get off my lawn!" Why does anyone care what John McCain thinks?

UPDATE: video clip below the fold.

And just as I predicted, some reporter asked Arizona's angry old man, Sen. John McCain, what he thought. Entirely predictable result: John McCain Lashes Out at Colin Powell After Obama Endorsement:

John McCain bitterly denounced former Secretary of State Colin Powell
on Thursday for supporting President Obama for a second straight

“General Powell, you disappoint us and you have harmed your
legacy even further by defending what is clearly the most feckless
foreign policy in my lifetime,” McCain told Brian Kilmeade on his radio program.

John McCain is a rank embarrassment. It is long past time for him to go and for us to take leave of him.


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