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This was the most interesting quote I read from the observations of today's Powell Endorsement.

Samuel J. Brannen, Deputy Dir., CSIS International Security Program:

This was a careful revolution. On Meet the Press, Powell underlined the need to turn power over to a new generation. In my opinion that was the basis of his decision. He comes from one of the few professions that really understands the importance of building a next generation of leaders and of changing command when the current strategy isn't working. He has judged Obama ready to be a Commander in Chief and believes there is a need to change not the Party in the White House, but the generation

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Mickey Edwards, Princeton lecturer and former Republican congressman:

General Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama is highly significant in its own right -- there are very few Americans more respected, nor more deservedly so, than Secretary Powell -- but its real importance is that it is one more in a long a series of repudiations of the Republican Party, and sometimes of Senator McCain specifically, by some of the most prominent, and most highly regarded, names in the party. Reduce...

Susan Eisenhower and Jim Leach, two of the party's top foreign policy experts, support Obama. Christopher Buckley endorsed Obama at the cost of losing his connection to the magazine his father created. George Will's criticisms of the Bush Administration, the Republican Party, and the McCain campaign have been devastating.

I have traveled from one end of the country to the other over the past several months, giving speeches specifically criticizing the Administration, the party, and McCain's campaign and have been shocked by the disgust with which prominent Republicans in every state have simply had it with what the party has become.

At first, this was primarily a reaction to the arrogance and incompetence of the Bush Administration or disgust with the way Republicans in Congress had abandoned their constitutional obligations to act as extensions of the White House staff, while John McCain, the self-described "maverick", was thought of as someone separate from -- independent of -- the forces that were so diminishing the party. But as the McCain campaign has devolved into a non-stop mishmash of irrelevance and nastiness, he, too, has fallen out of favor. It is easy enough to find people who will vote for McCain, but those who do so are more likely to be voting against Obama -- who is, after all, a liberal running in a right-of-center country -- than out of any residual enthusiasm for John McCain.

On its own, Colin Powell's endorsement is important; in context, it's devastating.
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Let me fill in for the haterz so they have something: Maybe Colin Powell is a Muslim since he supports Obama and mentioned that Muslim GI dead and buried in Arlington Cemetery. How dare he point to terrorists as patriots?
I've been getting the morning RWNJ spin on my morning drive from the usual AM radio fascists. Colin Powell is a "turncoat" who "betrayed President Bush". I can't help but burst out laughing over that, seeing how Bush betrayed Powell by giving him false information to spew to the UN.

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This was the most interesting quote I read from the observations of today's Powell Endorsement.

Samuel J. Brannen, Deputy Dir., CSIS International Security Program:

This was a careful revolution. On Meet the Press, Powell underlined the need to turn power over to a new generation. In my opinion that was the basis of his decision. He comes from one of the few professions that really understands the importance of building a next generation of leaders and of changing command when the current strategy isn't working. He has judged Obama ready to be a Commander in Chief and believes there is a need to change not the Party in the White House, but the generation

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I thought the most devastating part of his endorsement was his utter disgust of the Palin Pick.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address
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just another nail in the coffin for McPalin
More like a railroad spike. Powell is extremely influential among independent voters. I bet he moved a million votes.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

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I've been getting the morning RWNJ spin on my morning drive from the usual AM radio fascists. Colin Powell is a "turncoat" who "betrayed President Bush". I can't help but burst out laughing over that, seeing how Bush betrayed Powell by giving him false information to spew to the UN.
Of course, Powell isn't a turn coat. He's an opportunist. Bush hung him out to dry. This is the best dig he could get in. He waited 16 days before the election, licking his finger and sticking it in the wind to see for sure, who would probably get elected. He figures it is Obama. So, to ensure himself of a place in his administration, he endorses Obama.

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I thought it was the patriotic act of a man who actually loves his country, and does not want it destroyed because of an act of political opportunism by McCain - the nomination of an utterly unqualified far right nut case as VP.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

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