If this isn’t the ultimate example of Obama’s ability to pull people from both sides of the political line, I don’t know what is. Though Powell has always considered himself a Republican, you have to consider him a liberal one nonetheless. He’s had a long reputation of refutiating against a lot of what the Bush administration stood for. What makes this such buzzworthy news is that he was just the Secretary of State during the climax of the Iraq war in 2003, and 2004 for the Bush administration. You could compare this to George W. Bush leaving office, and then supporting Barack Obama! It’s absurd!
Congrats to Colin Powell for coming out for the Democrats. I am sure that he will receive a lot of flack for his stance but it just goes to show the respect we should be giving to Obama for stimulating the thoughts of more than just a polticial party: an entire nation.