Barack Obama, Colin Powell, Election

>Is the World Under Hypnosis?


I have to say, I don’t like getting caught up in all the nastiness of the present election. I try to listen to my Democrat, Christian brothers and sisters who adore Obama and I try to temper my own support for McCain by acknowledging the difficulties the GOP faces because of the economy and the ‘not-so-successful’ last four years of our current President. Moreover, he appears to be cut from the same bolt of “awkward” cloth President Bush comes from when it comes to speaking or trying to formulate an argument. But that is beside the point. What troubles me most is that McCain appears to be up against a much more formidable foe than we all realize, “world-wide hysteria.”

I was not terribly shocked to read on the internet today that Colin Powell is supporting Barak Obama for President. While he says race is not a factor I was a bit offended that he thinks I’m an idiot. I just don’t see Colin and John having much in common. But that too is beside the point. What I was really flabbergasted over was his justification for this decision. And I quote:

“And I come to the conclusion that because of his ability to inspire, because of the inclusive nature of his campaign, because he is reaching out all across America, because of who he is and his rhetorical abilities — and you have to take that into account — as well as his substance — he has both style and substance, he has met the standard of being a successful president, being an exceptional president.”

Obama’s inspirational character and his rhetorical abilities are undeniable, BUT WHAT ABOUT ISSUES!!!!!???? Come on Colin, give us more than that. You come to the conclusion that Barak makes the better President for these reasons? I must say, if I was ever going to buy into some goofy, off-the-wall, Left Behind conspiracy theory, now is as good a time as any. How is it that a man of intelligence like Colin Powell can make this kind of statement that has not a drop of substance to it? Moreover, how is it that nobody questions this reason? Wow, what have we come to? If this is all it takes to be President then Joel Osteen needs to run!!!


4 thoughts on “>Is the World Under Hypnosis?

  1. >If you study and research Obama’s stands on the issues, it’s clear he is a socialist who wants to “change” our current government. He is suave and I think he seduces people by his persona, but what he represents is an assault on America. Colin Powell should’ve addressed the issues.As far as negative campaigns, Obama’s is just as negative as McCain’s–they’re both flinging mud and twisting the truth. The problem is Obama is better at it.

    Posted by Rebecca Talley | October 20, 2008, 4:44 pm
  2. >OSO.My attempt was not to get into Republican/Democrat exchanges. It’s obvious where you stand and I can live with that. But in your response you’re leaving out a lot of important information. Republicans AND Democrats are equally to blame for the present mess we have with the financial sector of the U.S. economy. But discussing that point on this post is missing the point entirely. Your bias comes through when you don’t address the conversation at hand.What I am pointing to, which you have overlooked, is the reason why Powell thinks Obama is qualified to be President. I agree McCain is not the greatest choice, but it is easier to provide solid suggestions for his candidacy than it is Obama, which is why Powell was left to his lame conclusion. I just think rhetorical skills and being an influential, motivational speaker isn’t enough to make one fit for the office. If it is, it makes Joel Osteen equally qualified to be President.

    Posted by Mark Mathews | October 20, 2008, 8:46 am
  3. >Republicans between 2001 and 2006 made stupid fiscal decisions.Moreover, Republicans espousing Supply Side economics since 1981 have raised US public debt.The last thing the US and the world needs is another Republican in the White House, making an already terrible economic situation worse.McCain is a Republican, Obama is not.McCain has run a very negative campaign, Obama has not (in comparison).In short, McCain does not seem capable of being president. Palin as VP makes the choice even worse.Obama isn’t wonderful, but he’s a lot better choice than MCain.And that’s not hypnosis.

    Posted by One Salient Oversight | October 20, 2008, 7:54 am
  4. >The O-Mighty One is going to save the world. Who can argue with that?

    Posted by Jeff Wright | October 20, 2008, 3:55 am

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