Powell for Obama

I just read over at Vivificat that former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell has endorsed Barack Obama for President. To tell the truth, although Powell is a Republican, I am not surprised. I am shocked and saddened though that another African American political figure has decided o support the most pro-abortion candidate in the history of the US. Does Gen. Powell not know of the genocide of his people, not in Darfur but here in the abortion mills of America? As I stated months ago on my personal blog, as much as I would love to see a black President I can never support an African American candidate like Obama. Despite his smooth words, his downright hostility to the pro-Life cause is sickening and keeps me from ever supporting him, even if I agreed with his other economic and social policies. It saddens me to see that so few of the black electorate and elected officials care at all that the future of their community destroyed.

14 Responses to Powell for Obama

  1. Donald R. McClarey says:

    Michelle Malkin nails it. Powell has always been a pro-abort. It is Obama’s social liberalism that attracts Powell. Additionally Powell believes that Obama is going to win. Throughout his career Powell was famous for his caution and never sticking his neck out. That is why he waits until two weeks out with Obama ahead in the polls to announce his support.


  2. Tito Edwards says:

    Colin Powell was one of my favorites instead of Dole in 1996. I even read his autobiography which was ok to read, but his life story is very fascinating. He styles himself a Rockefeller Republican. I didn’t know what that meant back then, but looking back it makes a whole lot more sense.

    On another note, I wouldn’t look at the polls right now. I think it’s much closer than the mainstream media wants us to believe.

  3. Donald R. McClarey says:

    Indeed Tito. In the teeth of the polls, which are beginning to close, I believe that McCain-Palin will win and that their margin of victory will be greater than the margin of victory for Bush over Kerry. For once in his life, I think Powell backed a losing horse.

  4. Count on it every time; pro-aborts will stick together, and they will stick it to pro-lifers whenever they can.

  5. rob says:

    I like Colin Powell, and I understand his concerns about the GOP (I’m not a republican and don’t agree with the party 100%). But, obviously, he doesn’t think child murder is a big deal.

  6. Wallace says:

    Birds of a feather, i.e., abortion advocates, stay together.

  7. Whatever one makes of Powell’s endorsement, my understanding is that he has always said he’s a pro-choice Republican. (As is, to my recollection, Secretary of State Rice.)

    So while one can certainly be disappointed with his decision, it doesn’t represent a change on the abortion issue for him. He’s apparently reconciled himself to that some time ago.

  8. Walter Cole says:

    “Throughout his career Powell was famous for his caution and never sticking his neck out.”

    Donald, you are correct on this which is one reason i didn’t like him back when presidential rumors surrounded him. He, like Wes Clark, seemed more inerested in being political proteges than military men.

    Yes, Tito, this race is not over and I do still think McCain/Palin can eek by with a victory. Unfortuantly, I think it will be close and we may have another Florida 2000 on our hands and, I fear, violence because of it.

  9. Teófilo says:

    Mega Ditto’s!

    And thank you for the link. It is an honor.

    In Christ,


  10. largebill says:

    This is a classic dog bites man non-story. Powell was only a Republican because of career expediency. When he did his White House fellowship Nixon was the resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. He aligned himself with Republicans and advanced to the highest levels of the Army.

    As far as the pro-life implications, Powell was very clear that concern that McCain would nominate more justices who read and understand the Constitution influenced his decision.

  11. Kathy says:

    Many Catholics and other good Christians are praying and fasting for this election. For my part, I find that I am frequently invoking Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Patroness of the Americas, imploring her prayers for this country to remain a stalwart of freedom for this hemisphere and to protect us all from an even more widespread slaughter of the innocent unborn.

  12. Chris M says:

    General Clark always came across as one of those career minded officers who always seemed to jump into the spotlight whenever he could find it. Powell seemed less flamboyant, but also very conscious of political reality and where he could fit in. Out of all the higher up brass in the last few years, the only one I really had a sense of respect for was Gen Shelton.

  13. Gerard E. says:

    Non-story. Powell is the D.C. Insider’s Insider. He speaks for David Broder David Rodham Gergen Margaret Carlson etc. Time for him to get a little attention. Will sway about seven votes mostly in D.C. Oh Wow General Powell Supports Obama Whoopie Doo. I got more important things to watch. Like Phillies in World Series the very surprising Tampa Bay Rays. I have my priorities y’know.

  14. Gerard E. says:

    As in ‘Phillies AGAINST very surprising Rays.’ Whoopie doo.

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