October 19, 2008

HE'S NEVER SEEMED COMFORTABLE WITH THE GOP ON CULTURAL ISSUES...:

A friendly nod from a familiar face (Michael Tomasky, 10/19/08, The Guardian)

Pssst. The truth is, among people who are most likely to be ardent supporters of Barack Obama, Colin Powell would not win any popularity polls.

Even factoring in today's endorsement of Obama, he will long be best-remembered by American liberals for his now-infamous presentation to the UN on Saddam Hussein's phantom weapons of mass destruction and for not going public with what everyone assumes were his serious reservations about the war in Iraq to begin with.

But he did manage to make up for some of it today.


...but in switching parties to endorse a guy who's only distinguishable from John Kerry and Al Gore by his ethnicity -- and lack of military service -- how can this not be seen as a function of identity politics?

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 19, 2008 6:52 PM
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