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Colin Powell's Endorsement Of Barack Obama Proves A Consensus For A Moderate Government And Foreign Policy Ready To Regain World Respect

Former Secretary Of State and Former General Colin Powell's endorsement Of Barack Obama is an important message to the nation that Barack Obama will have a centrist moderate government that is trustworthy by bringing in a wide cross-section of the most talented and wise leaders to tackle the critical problems that face the nation.

It is a sure sign that Barack Obama has built bridges of support that transcend party lines to attract such a talented and wise leader such as Gen. Powell who had grave misgivings about America's road to war in Iraq in 2003 and the failures of the Bush Administration in so many other critical areas such as dealing with Iran.

And it is sure sign that Barack Obama is not only far more trustworthy on foreign policy matters than John McCain, but also that he will bring in important consultants from all political viewpoints and develop a centrist foreign policy that will once again strengthen America's image abroad. It's sure sign that America will rebound in world respect with Barack Obama's steady leadership in foreign policy.

There are few acts that are as reassuring than Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama. Colin Powell is a political moderate who is one of America's most wise leaders by far. By including important leaders like this in his foreign policy consultations, Barack Obama has proven that his government will only act wisely in critical foreign policy decisions and will only provide a steady hand of moderate and centrist consensus leadership if some crisis situation should arise.

Unfortunately, John McCain's three failing debate performances just did not display that same steady hand of leadership that Americans would expect in a president. By contrast, Barack Obama's calm and steady demeanor well proves his presidential qualities and calm ability to deal with any issues. What the American public saw in Barack Obama was a steady and calm leader more than able to deal with any problem that faces the U.S. in the next four years.

But Barack Obama brings so much more as well. There's his superior intelligence along with his occasional keen sense of wit and charm that only reminds many of us so well of the intelligence, wit and charm of President John Kennedy. And Barack Obama seemed to grow with every debate performance into someone more and more presidential each time out. Even many of John McCain's voters could see the extremely impressive leadership skills in Barack Obama and a sense of his destiny to become a great American leader.

As the American economy slips into crisis mode and some of the most dangerous days may lay ahead, it is so important to change direction from the failed Republican economic policies common to both George Bush and John McCain. Barack Obama has among his friends and advisors some of the greatest economic minds in the nation such as those like billionaire Warren Buffet who knows more than a thing or two about how the economy works. Counting on the wise advice of economic sages like this proves that Barack Obama will bring in the very best minds to fix the economy.

Barack Obama will masterfully deal with both the economy and foreign policy, unlike John McCain who will only continue what isn't working in these areas. Barack Obama's change in these areas is a change for the best, not just a change for the sake of change.

Colin Powell's endorsement is sure sign that the keys to the kingdom are in good hands with Barack Obama at the helm. It is a sure endorsement of the leader most qualified to be president by far.

Barack Obama has a destiny to be a great American president. Make room on Mt. Rushmore.


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ryan a:

Paul wrote:

Barack Obama has a destiny to be a great American president. Make room on Mt. Rushmore.

Whoa there Paul, don't get ahead of yourself. While the endorsement by Powell is certainly strong positive note for the Obama camp, it might be a good idea to wait until Obama has actually been a good president before we bring up things like Mt Rushmore. Might be a good idea to wait for him to actually DO SOMETHING in office. Just an idea.

All conjecture aside, Powell's endorsement is a good indicator IMO. But is it by no means "proof" of anything that Obama will do. It does not prove any consensus, in my mind, and it does not prove that he will put together a strong and balanced cabinet. Hopefully, if he gets elected, that is what he does.

Not trying to burst your bubble, but I always prefer a guarded skepticism when it comes to politics.

Jo, if Obama is elected, it's because he makes people feel good about their future and the country once again. The audacity of hope.

Today, when John McCain was on FOX NEWS SUNDAY it was nothing but a gutter of complaint's and negativity. In all three debates McCain was a gutter of complaint's and negativity.

Only when McCain told some jokes at the Alfred E. Smith benefit dinner this past week was McCain funny and pleasant. Where was this John McCain this campaign?

McCain's whole sourpuss attitude has a lot to with his sagging position with voters. He's not running on much of anything from 26 long years in Washington, instead just a laundry list of absurd complaint's about the other guy. That really inspires the voters. It might draw out the nasty vote, but that's about all. Even the conservative HUMAN EVENTS is circulating an Email claiming the worst of the economy is yet to come while still backing conservative politicians who got us here in this mess. That's about as cynical as you can get. You know some politicians are absolutely no good, but vote for them anyway no matter how bad they are for the country.

By sharp contrast, Obama is the candidate of hope and a better tomorrow for the U.S. That's something to believe in and inspires voters like the way John Kennedy did. He's the best Democratic candidate in years.

When Obama is president, and the economy rebounds, and America is respected around the world with a better foreign policy, and people have hope again, then this will be a much better nation than it is today.

Kev:

Wow, you think an Obama gov't would be centrist and moderate?? The most libeal senator and his nearly most liberal veep and their socialist ideas, moderate?? Lay off the kool-aid, dude. Also want to add that "feeling good" isn't going to make things better for people. "Hope is not a strategy and change is not a direction." You seem to think that Obama is going to magically unite everyone- it's not going to happen. The divisiveness of this country is only going to get worse. Look at the Obama campaign's blatant disregard of Joe the Plumber's concerns. Rather than address these concerns, which are concerns of sooo many working folks, the person who dared to question Obama's plans has been torn apart by Obama's supporters and the leftist media. How is that uniting anyone? Honestly-- and I am a major conservative-- if Obama was indeed more moderate and centrist, I wouldn't be so afraid of his policies. I'd feel that he will at least care about what people like me think, feel, and go through. But the fact of the matter is that Obama does not care about those who think differently than he does. What this country NEEDS is one who can UNITE us once again. Obama can't do that. I'm not saying McCain can either, but I think McCain would reach across the aisle at least, as he has in the past. Obama has not, and will not. And Powell's endorsement of Obama will not change that fact.

tesla:

I disagree.

Colin Powell's endorsement of Obama proves a con-Census that a great many individuals, even "ordinary" ones, Know but are, to various degrees, struggling not to consciously acknowledge: that Obama, Inc., and certainly not the stubborn and sentimentally recalcitrant McCain, is Bush, selected to implement Regime Agenda III (or IV, if you count the Clinton Administration) of the World Order according hyper-corporate one-world-government socialists.

Powell and others are not crossing party lines in greater historical context; they merely aligned themselves with either Democrats or Republicans for the sake of expediency.

The "fundamental" change Biden and Obama keep talking about today is the same as that described, in exactly the same words, at least as early as August 2007 by Obama's foreign policy advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski: the aggressive dissolution of individual and national sovereignty and the reduction of human beings to cipher.

I believe that the propagated mockery of John McCain's validation of the strength of the Fundamentals of the American economy is rooted herein; Regime ideology does not recognize the Individual as Fundamental, and addresses concepts like Economy as looming entities, entities in which all commodities--and human beings are not Individuals but commodities--are mere components, reduced and quantified, dictated to place, weighed, measured, counted.

The "McCain is Bush" chant, which is, of course, false, would have been adapted for whichever candidate threatened the perception of an Obama "victory." After years of aggressive propaganda designed to indoctrinate the demonization of President George W. Bush as man and image (with obviously complicit lack of concern on the part of the man) such manipulation has proven to be (to me, before now, at least) surprisingly effective on the drone level.

Few people choose to remember that the same people who (with varying degrees of cognitive dissonance) propped up the pathetic revelatory at the Al Smith dinner offered by Junior Senator Obama--who, we should all note, could not even restrain even then from biting the hands feeding him--are the same "elite" that the now-"demonized" incumbent President indiscreetly acknowledged as "my base."

Erick:

"A Consensus For A Moderate Government" --- does a this include 'Moderates' like Obama and Powell doing nothing to stop the re-imposition of the 'fairness doctrine' to the radio airwaves --- while ignoring any such fairness requirements on television, print media, and academia (all hard left in their tilt) ?????

A Moderate Government does not impose free speech regulations on the people -- and Obama and the left KNOW that radio stations can not make profits on air time given, in the name of 'fairness' to leftists.

This is about SQUELCHING opposition speech wherever you can.

Republicans NEVER imposed any such regulation on television or in print media -- so why is radio being targeted? Because conservatives are successful there in the open market, and the left simply does NOT like right wing views being espoused over the radio waves.


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