Will Powell’s Race-Based Endorsement Actually Help McCain?

An Affirmative Action President…
Is that what this country need? Colin Powell thinks so.

The media will try to make it seem like some big coup for Obama to get an endorsement from Mr. “Positive Discrimination,” and it may temporarily give a blip of help for BHO.
But there is also a danger in the media commenting (can’t really say reporting) on this too much. Then race becomes a larger and larger issue in this campaign, and people will have more time to ponder Colin Powell’s blatant race-based endorsement.

You don’t go to an Affirmative Action doctor.
You don’t go to an Affirmative Action lawyer.
Will Americans vote for an Affirmative Action president?

McCain Momentum Causing Obama to Pull Trigger on Powell Endorsement Early

In the past couple of days, John McCain has picked up Virginia and Nevada in the Real Clear Politics Average of Polls. Also, in most states he is not yet winning, McCain has slashed Obama’s lead. It’s been a good run for McCain the past two weeks or so. That is probably why Obama is trotting out old Colin Powell to endorse him. He needs to stop the bleeding fast. Obama would have loved to have kept Powell’s endorsement in his pocket for a later date.

And by the way, there goes Powell’s credibility. Picking a presidential candidate because of his race? Is that the way it’s done in the military? Well, Powell always said he believed in affirmative action, but who knew he would apply it to something as important as the presidential election.

What’s Wrong With This Poll?

Although the U.S. presidential election is not until November 2008, there are a number of people who may run for president. If you were to vote and had to select from the following candidates, for which of the following people would you consider voting? (Those choosing a Republican candidate)

Mar. 2007 Feb. 2007
Rudy Giuliani 35% 29%
Colin Powell 30% 32%
John McCain 26% 26%
Condoleezza Rice 18% 19%
Newt Gingrich 11% 11%
Elizabeth Dole 10% 10%
Mitt Romney 7% 7%
Mike Huckabee 3% 3%
Chuck Hagel 3% 3%
Sam Brownback 2% 2%
Duncan Hunter 2% 2%

Source: Harris Interactive
Methodology: Online interviews with 2,776 American adults, conducted from Mar. 1 to Mar. 12, 2007. Margin of error is 2 per cent.