Recently we’ve heard from Christopher Buckley and Dennis Hopper, both of whom stated publicly that they’re supporting the senator from Illinois. Now another prominent Republican may be on the verge of endorsing Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama. At HoffPo, Lawrence ODonnell reports the story for which I have waited a long time:
When Colin Powell turns off his TV after the final presidential debate, he will have learned everything he is going to learn about the candidates vying to succeed his former boss, George W. Bush. Powell has made it clear that he has been thinking about an endorsement for a long time but wanted to hear more from the candidates before making his choice. It now seems beyond doubt that Colin Powell will endorse Barack Obama and thereby hammer the final nail in the coffin of the Republican campaign to hold onto the White House.
The recent ugliness of the McCain-Palin rally audiences cannot be lost on Colin Powell. And Powell is not one to ignore a 14 point lead in a New York Times poll. But most important for Powell and the press will be his explicit rejection of the Bush-McCain approach to Iraq, Iran and the rest of the world.
via Huffington Post: Colin Powell Is Ready To Endorse
Colin Powell has much to answer for concerning his behavior while working as Secretary of State during Dubya’s first term. Should he ultimately make a public endorsement of the Democrat, he will take a step out of the deep, vile darkness he chose to have envelop him. All will not be forgiven, but a lot will. Fingers crossed…