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!!!