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It's unfortunate that Colin Powell has so compromised himself that his endorsement means very, very little.

Posted by Timothy | October 19, 2008 8:23 AM

God, fuck Mel Martinez.

Posted by Chris in Tampa | October 19, 2008 8:36 AM

I think most people will see Powell's endorsement as 'black guy closing ranks' I don't see how he has all that much credibility anymore on the right or the left.

The one I was waiting for was Chuck Hagel which might actually mean something in Nebraska. It's been really quiet on that front lately. I suspect Dick Lugar has now passed him as the most likely Republican in Obama's cabinet.

Posted by DavidC | October 19, 2008 8:43 AM

Um, nope. To most Americans Colin Powell is a trusted figure with cred on security and his endorsement will help Obama. To those for whom he's compromised, they are already for Obama. So your logic is dumb.
But go ahead and repeat your statement a milllion times I am sure that helps make you think it's true, just like those chain e mails (I saw one just now) in which our secret plan to install a Muslim in the White House so we can let OBL come on over and take over our nation is discussed. Whatever you want to believe, it's true, ok?


Posted by PC | October 19, 2008 8:43 AM

Chuck Hagel is NOT popular in Nebraska, or at least not among the neanderthal vote - which represents about 75% of the state. They think he "wimped out" on the war, and that he's a liberal.

Never mind that it's liberals that keep those wingnuts on their land.....

Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay | October 19, 2008 9:08 AM

Oh, come on, PC. Colin "WMD" Powell's credibility isn't compromised? Please. He testified in front of the UN and the world that Saddam had WMDs and likely nukes too. That wasn't merely false or incorrect. He was a major influence in getting congress to buy into the war. The White House knew it was bullshit. He knew it was bullshit. He was one of the major players bullshitting us into a war. I'd say his credibility is compromised.

I won't say his endorsement is worthless. He surely has some supporters, and he still retains some credibility among some people. His endorsement will probably sway a few voters into the Obama column. If nothing else, it will eat up a few news cycles with more bad news for McCain, which is always helpful.

But to suggest his credibility isn't compromised is ridiculous. His endorsement would make a whole lot more difference if he lied to the UN, and us.

Posted by Reverse Polarity | October 19, 2008 9:41 AM

Hm, so McSame is claiming millions of small donations to Obama's campaign are now suspect - because THERE WERE SO MANY OF THEM? I've little doubt but that if the GOP donation roles were scrutinized with equal perspicacity that a few joke names would show up as well.

McSame is going to ride this horse all the way to Nov 4th, namely, he'll blame his loss on the fact his opponent "reneged" on a "promise" to accept public financing, and if only he had been able to spend MORE money (a strategy for which he is now criticizing Obama), then surely, he would have won.

Because, you know, when Rethugs can tap into the wallets of corporate fat cats like an alcoholic at a kegger, then everything goes their way.

Posted by COMTE | October 19, 2008 10:25 AM

By all means CHECK THOSE REGISTRATIONS and if they are missing or "inactive," you have ONE MORE DAY (tomorrow) to go to the county elections office in your county IN PERSON and correct the situation in time to vote November 4.

Please make a note of it.

Posted by Andy Niable | October 19, 2008 11:08 AM
"Where I come from, where I was raised, they tried wealth redistribution,” Martinez said. “We don't need that here, that's called Socialism, Communism, not Americanism."

Americanism? I guess he means Capitalism? It's hard to tell, because he's clearly an idiot.

Posted by flamingbanjo | October 19, 2008 11:43 AM

@9, you read my mind...

Posted by i have a medium penis | October 19, 2008 12:40 PM

Colin Powell, a black man, endorsed Obama because he is a black man, too.

That's the only possible reason for this.

Colin Powell is a racist, as are other blacks who vote for Obama.

Posted by Lord Basil | October 19, 2008 2:33 PM

Capitalism gives me sore eyes, groovy forehead and curly hair. Please post more recipes with anarcho-syndicalism in them.

Posted by Cookie W. Monster | October 19, 2008 3:35 PM

Steve Rotella was the COO, not CEO.

Posted by facts people facts | October 19, 2008 8:11 PM

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