Powell Latest to Endorse the Obama Aesthetic
Progressives are excited by Colin Powell’s endorsement of Sen. Obama for President.
It will be interesting to see how some will square it with their anger at the then-Secretary of State for purportedly helping the Bush Administration lie us into war, etc. (Though some liberals haven’t forgotten). Hey, maybe they were right after all and Powell’s judgment really isn’t that great.
For their part, the NY Times thinks Powell is engaged in a bit of legacy building. To that end, stay tuned for stories about how Powell was bamboozled, railroaded, lied to, etc. in the prelude to the Iraq War.
Most of Powell’s endorsement was devoted to explaining why he didn’t like the GOP ticket. Fair enough. But all in all, the reasons given by Powell for supporting Obama are more of the same we’ve seen from other Republicans or conservatives who have decided to go the Obama route. “Transformational figure,” “reaching out,” “inclusive nature”, etc. Aesthetics and emotion with few facts but a lot of “hopes.” Not much scrutiny of Obama’s actual record. But I guess as long as we all feel better on November 5.
Welcome to Stuart Smalley‘s America–where Stuart himself may end up in the Senate.