The Powell Endorsement
By David Sirota
Campaign for America's Future, 10/10/08
I was on CNN's American Morning today to discuss Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama this weekend. You can watch the clip here:
I made the point that the endorsement is far more of a blow to John McCain than a big plus for Obama.
For Obama, Powell's endorsement gives him a small bump thanks to Powell's incisive criticism of McCain, but it doesn't give him a huge positive boost on deeper foreign policy issues because Powell has destroyed his own credibility with his now-discredited United Nations speech - the one he knew was chock full of lies, the one that led us into the Iraq War, and the one he refuses to apologize for, even as it remains the single most humiliating and destructive act in contemporary diplomatic history.
So, what do you think? Let my here some voices.