Powell's Obama Endorsement, NYT's Too

In spite of the fact that he made the case for war in Iraq to the UN, Colin Powell is a hard guy to knock. I wasn't sure he would endorse either candidate this year and when he came out for Obama on Sunday I wasn't sure how much it would matter. In the days since I believe it's been a major blow to the McCain campaign. If you haven't actually watched his seven minute explanation of why he's supporting Obama, please do. It's very well said. Perhaps this is him redeeming himself.


Tonight I finally had a chance to read the New York Times' endorsement of Obama. Not a shock since their last Republican endorsement was for Eisenhower (see
their endorsements over the years here), but it still made the case for Obama in an extremely clear and thorough manor. It touches on some of the points made by Powell and covers many other issues as well. It's worth a read, no matter your opinion on the election. Check it out.

I think this excerpt from the endorsement explains why McCain, despite all the great things about his many years of public service, is not looking good on election day.

Mr. McCain, whom we chose as the best Republican nominee in the primaries, has spent the last coins of his reputation for principle and sound judgment to placate the limitless demands and narrow vision of the far-right wing. His righteous fury at being driven out of the 2000 primaries on a racist tide aimed at his adopted daughter has been replaced by a zealous embrace of those same win-at-all-costs tactics and tacticians.