Amazing. Colin Powell endorses Obama.

Republican former Secretary of State has endorsed Obama. He says that Obama would be a ‘transformational figure’ which is what the US needs now. He is particularly eloquent about his concerns at the shift further to the right that the Republican party has made recently and he points out that Sarah Palin is taking it even further.

It’s easy to caricature Republicans as dumb and greedy, but this man sounds intellectual and reasonable. Of course making a move like this will do him no harm in terms of his own rehabilitation with the public too, but let’s not be cynical. It inspires hope that not everyone in the GOP is comfortable with the move further to the right, and that’s a good thing. What a pity that McCain himself, who seemingly had a good reputation as a more left-leaning Republican, had to abandon his principles to pander to what his advisors think voters want. 

PS: Am I doing too much stuff about the US election? Should I get back to mixing?

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9 comments

  1. Tina

    No surprise. About 98% of black people will be voting for Barack Obama. Yet, ironically they are the ones who are complaining about racism.

    Obama is no Bill Clinton. Clinton is a de-regualtor just like John McCain. Clinton was the one who introduced NAFTA, which McCain supports.

    Obama is more of a extreme leftist. $1 trillion in new spending, more government programs and interventions, sending welfare checks to 45% of the 95% of the people in his tax plan because 45% of those people don’t even get taxed.

    Politicians like Obama are such pimps. They promise to spend a trillion dollars on you, but they don’t tell you that they are using YOUR MONEY!

    Obama’s Black Liberation Theology is based on Marxism for black people, the foundations of Communism. Even Bill Ayers was an extreme leftist.

    Our economy is very important, McCain is better for our economy. I hope people get educated before they vote.

  2. eguinan

    Hi Tina,

    I guess you are American, so I’ll bear in mind that as an outsider, I should tread carefully.

    Whatever your reading of the economic policy of the candidates, I think you’re on very shaky ground when you say that about 98% of black people are voting for Obama solely because he is black. In fact I think that’s pretty patronising.

    Secondly, the Ayers thing is so off point. Who cares really and what difference will it make? It’s as much as a distraction from the issues as taking about Todd Palin being a member of that Alaskan secessionist group.

    I think a little bit of lefty politics European style might do your country no harm. Fannie & Freddie didn’t mind some state intervention recently after all!

  3. Mike A.

    I say make a political mix and get both out of the way. I’m sure you can do it! 😉 Seriously — it’s quite interesting to see what others outside the US really think of it all.

  4. Norris Hall

    Is Powell correct when he says that the Republican party is shifting to the right???

    Here to answer that question is Minnesota Republican Senator Michelle Bachmann

    Senator Michelle Bachmann on Hardball

    After viewing her interview, tell me if you think Colin Powell was just being overly sensitive

  5. travellingbut not in love

    I say, keep posting about the elections – it truly is fascinating. I’m going to be in Chicago on election night…lord help me…!

    But I agree with Mike, give us an election themed mix. You know you can do it. With a near-nekkid uncle sam on the cover…..

  6. eguinan

    Oh man, if I wasn’t so busy second-guessing myself with a four-hour set to prepare for Nov 1 in London, I would!

    Incidentally, I wonder what one could put in a political funky house mix? Ideas?

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