Thank you.UGH!!! This perception disrespects Colin Powell and all other black people who have weighed all factors when deciding on thier candidate of choice!Powell may make people who already like Obama happy. I don't know what he really does for independents. After Iraq I've tuned the man out. I don't think endorsements add up as much as people think. But Colin Powell is a black liberal Republican. The perception is already out there that black people are voting for him because he's black. This seems like more of a big deal for the media and the campaigns. Translating into votes, we'll see.Michele Bachmann from Minnesota railed about how un-American Obama is (Colin Powell actually referenced her in his endorsement).
Her opponent can now afford TV spots, thanks to that HUGE mis-step. People are sitting up and taking notice.
I NEVER hear any black people railing "insert white important figure" is only endorsing "insert white candidate" because he's white. Never.enters. their.mind.
Get this and listen well - black people are just as capable of making decisions that have nothing to do with race. Really, we do.