February 9, 2008

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Just like the rest of the Republican talking heads, former Bush Secretary of State Colin Powell isn't willing to stand up behind John McCain just yet. Ever the dutiful soldier, he plays coy with his endorsement, a factoid from which the MSM is all ablaze.

Honestly, I don't know why there's such a fuss. Obviously, the Republican slate leaves much to be desired, especially if you acknowledge how much ground has been lost during the Bush years. And THAT is the story that the MSM ignores. Listen how Colin Powell (albeit in a very removed, third person kind of way that doesn't acknowledge the role he played) says how bad things are now, how we've lost our standing globally, how we've been dealing with incompetent leadership that doesn't doesn't reflect America's goodness or vision:

BLITZER: Who’s your candidate for President of the United States?

POWELL: I am watching this race with the greatest of interest and I know all of the leading candidates now. I don’t know Mr. Huckabee as well I know Mr. McCain and senator Obama and uh and Sen. Clinton. But I’m watching this and I will ultimately vote for the person I believe brings to the American people the kind of vision the American people want to see for the next four years. A vision that reaches out to the rest of the world and starts to restore confidence in America. And starts to restore favorable ratings to America, frankly. We’ve lost a lot in recent years. I’m going to be looking for the candidate that seems to me to be leading a party that is fully in sync with the candidate and the party will also reflect America’s goodness and America’s vision. And I’ll be looking for the candidate that I think will be the most competent candidate. The one who can deal with problems and bring the government together with the Congress to solve these problems. And so I know them all. I’m a Republican but I’m keeping my options open at the moment, and I’m in touch with the candidates. And anybody wants to talk to me about an issue, I’ll do so. But sooner or later, as any other American, I will make my choice.

I don't know about you, but that doesn't sound like McCain would be his candidate, does it?

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