Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Colin Powell on Barack Obama

I just want to interrupt our discussion for a second to post this video, in case you haven't seen it. I love what he says so much, I burst into tears. (I seem to be overly emotional about politics, lately.)

Please return to our regularly scheduled discussion.

21 bonus scribbles:

Melanie Avila 10/21/2008 09:30:00 PM  

I saw this yesterday and it really moved me too. He's not a favorite of mine but he's certainly respected by the Republican Party (at least he was until this week) and I hope people listen to him.

Edie 10/21/2008 11:22:00 PM  

I saw this too. Fabulous. He was so eloquent yet plain spoken. I hope people listen to him too. Another voice for reason.

Stephen Parrish 10/22/2008 02:03:00 AM  

Thanks. I've always liked Colin Powell. His was the only rational mind in the Bush administration.

Erica Orloff 10/22/2008 09:28:00 AM  

LOVE that he spoke so eloquently on what has become poltical ugliness in this country.

spyscribbler 10/22/2008 01:42:00 PM  

Melanie, I hope so, too. Gosh, have you been reading the news? It's getting really nasty.

spyscribbler 10/22/2008 01:42:00 PM  

Hey, Meljean! Btw, I meant to say, I''m just loving the whole Decision '08 thing!

spyscribbler 10/22/2008 01:43:00 PM  

Edie, he was so reasoned and plainspoken. It was an amazing speech. I wish I could talk like that.

spyscribbler 10/22/2008 01:43:00 PM  

Stephen, I agree wholeheartedly.

spyscribbler 10/22/2008 01:43:00 PM  

Erica, I can barely see for all the mud slinging around these days.

Kath Calarco 10/22/2008 03:46:00 PM  

And in today's news is a blurb about McClown calling out fellow Republicans who have criticized Palin the Plain. He said to Don Imus (barf) "What's their problem?"

I don't know what their "problem" is, but it isn't that they're deaf, dumb and blind.

Melanie Avila 10/22/2008 04:19:00 PM  

Kath, you just reminded me - someone on Stephen Parrish's blog called them McPain. I like that. :)

Spy, during the last debate, the question that made me go "Ooooooooooh!" was the one asking if they'd say to each other's face the same thing their ads claimed. Yikes!

Virginia Lady 10/22/2008 05:22:00 PM  

Thank you so much for posting these videos. Powell definitely was eloquent in this interview.

spyscribbler 10/22/2008 06:32:00 PM  

Oh, Kath. Did you see the Des Moines interview on YouTube where he just snapped, "Well, good luck to them!" in a really bitter way?

He is not the man for the job. Even if I agreed with all his policies, he is not the man to sit down in that office. He is angry, petty, too emotional, and I hate how he sees women.

spyscribbler 10/22/2008 06:33:00 PM  

Melanie, I missed that question! What'd they say? How did I miss that? Or did they answer it in a way that I just forgot?

spyscribbler 10/22/2008 06:34:00 PM  

Virginia, if I dare say it, he was... presidential.

Melanie Avila 10/22/2008 09:07:00 PM  

Spy, it was around the half hour mark. I remember because that's when my hubby got home. Of course they spun it all over the place but they both admitted it's been a "tough campaign" (McCain's words).

Caryn Caldwell 10/22/2008 10:44:00 PM  

I was glad to see the endorsement, too, and I loved what he had to say. I had a lot of respect for him, but now I have more.

R.J. Keller 10/23/2008 12:00:00 PM  

Thanks for posting this, Spy. I knew, of course, about the endorsement, but this is the first chance I've had to see it and to hear the words.

spyscribbler 10/23/2008 02:03:00 PM  

LOL, Melanie. "spun it all over the place."

I'm getting so tired of the spin, but now I'm panicked at the poll numbers!

spyscribbler 10/23/2008 02:04:00 PM  

Me, too, Caryn!

R.J., it was my first time hearing it, too.