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Reactions to Colin Powell's Endorsement of Barack Obama

Reactions to Powell's Endorsement: Race, Elitism, & Legacy?

After Colin Powell's thorough endorsement of Barack Obama yesterday on Meet the Press the reactions and analysis flew in the media and your comments. Here are some of the standout reactions:

  • Michelle Malkin called "Powell’s embrace of Barack Obama is a triumph of hope over reality," but is careful to say she doesn't think it's an issue of race. "It’s Obama’s social liberalism, not his skin color, that attracts Powell most."
  • Rush Limbaugh and Pat Buchanan didn't come to the same conclusion, saying, "I am now researching his past endorsements to see if I can find all the inexperienced, very liberal, white candidates he has endorsed," and "look would Colin Powell be endorsing Obama if he were a white liberal Democrat..." respectively.
  • Over on Townhall, they link the endorsement to the importance Powell puts on the opinion of the media elite saying, "But what his endorsement highlights again is that this race isn't just about left vs. right, liberal vs. conservative. It's about elites vs. normal, everyday Americans."

To see what McCain had to say and what happens next,


  • Time focuses on the military-esque strategy behind the endorsement, and the Times comments on its contribution to Powell's legacy.
  • McCain said in response to Powell's assertion that Obama is qualified to be president, "We have a respectful disagreement."
  • Obama has welcomed Powell to the trail and assured him a role as adviser, though Powell has so far said he has no plans to campaign.

    What do you think of the reactions? Are any of them right on?


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Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
mmm, that sounds good. I think I will make taco's tomorrow. That way we can have black beans and corn and GUAC!!
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Yeah, totally. Whenever I eat Mexican food, there ends up being more guac on my burrito than there is burrito. Mmm. I've gone vegetarian this week, but I can have guac. Guess what's for lunch!
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
I end up eating half the bowl before I serve it when I make guacamole.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I love a good buttered avocado. Or a big bowl of guac.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
I've been known to have a slightly salted avocado for lunch. I think avocado makes just about everything a little better!
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Oh man I'm a huge avocado fan. Love it on turkey sandwiches,BLT's and omelettes. One other thing I use is a black bean paste as a spread. Just take a can of black beans puree and spread it like mayo it's great.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
And I can see chicken being the meat that would most blend with fruits. I also have texture food issues. I am such a dork.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
lol, in this crowd, we all went straight to the jr.high giggling.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
tiabia tiabia 8 years
It's actually not a bad combination...meats and fruits. I don't eat steak or pork, but I can image baked chicken with a raspberry sauce would be pretty darn good....OMG, my mouth is watering...I want some meat ...wait, that sounds way worse than how I intended.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I asked our server, and I think his explanation was, "Um, sometimes the cooks get a little weird. Sorry." I'm only domestic when I'm on vacation (like now), and have lots of time and energy. Otherwise, I suck at everything but cooking.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
That is weird. Maybe for aesthetic purposes? I can't see you eating them in the same bite. And some of your salads sound great, but I am way to lazy a cook to do that. I need to learn though. I wish I were more domestic but nothing domestic comes easy to me at all. I am like a kid set loose on this house. I hate cleaning, dishes, laundry etc. I am NO martha stewart, that's for sure.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Ooh, hypno and indie! I'll try both, just without the walnuts and almonds :feedme: GS, about fruits and non-dessert foods: I once got a steak that came to the table garnished with THE WORLD'S BIGGEST STRAWBERRY. I looked at it for about three minutes, just wondering why there was a strawberry on my rib-eye. Then I picked the strawberry off and let my man eat it. To this day, I don't understand why my steak was garnished with a strawberry.
indielove indielove 8 years
Not all that similar really, is it? I thin hypno's a little more sophisticated. :D
indielove indielove 8 years
I have made a similar salad to hypno also but I've put: Spinach Feta cheese Toasted slivered almonds Sliced strawberries Blueberries Dried cranberries Red onions Cherry tomatoes Vinaigrette of choice.
tiabia tiabia 8 years
exactly blue!!! I'm pretty sure that 200 of these comments are probably YumSugar material, hahaha
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
And who woulda thought you'd get that info on a "Powell Endorses Obama" thread tia? ;) My salad is the same as hypno's, but with feta cheese (instead of blue) and carmelized pecans (instead of walnuts).
tiabia tiabia 8 years
Thanks ladies and gents!!! You are giving me PLENTY of ideas for foods through my Fruit and Vegetable fast. I do love fruits on a salad. I actually made a salad with mango slices on it...delicious!!!!
indielove indielove 8 years
I used to love avocado but now it makes me nauseous. It's weird, one day I was eating a piece of it and halfway through I had to throw it away. Tasted like I was eating a stick of butter and that's just disgusting. Mm...I LOVE red onions. And I prefer feta to blue cheese crumbles but I do like blue cheese dressing.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
Hypno-that's almost exactly the salad I make! With the exception of avocado...not a fan :)
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Jude you have to try this salad Spinach Sliced Strawberries Red Onions Avocado Crumbled Blue Cheese Caramelized Walnuts Dash of pepper Dressing: Blush Wine Vinaigrette Serve with a thin crust pizza glass of red wine a good movie. Mmm Mm Good!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
Night indie! :hug:
indielove indielove 8 years
SCORE. Great chatting with you ladies. I'm so beat. Night all! :D
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
I have plenty to spare. i'll chop em' off, ship em' to you and you can tape them to the middle of your forehead!
indielove indielove 8 years
No curl for me. :cry:
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