Powell said he had watched both Obama and Sen. John McCain in the last “six or seven weeks,” since the national political conventions, and paid special attention to how they reacted to the nation's worsening economic situation.
“I must say, he seemed a little unsure about how to approach the problem,” Powell said of McCain.
“He didn't have a complete grasp of the economic problems we have.”
Powell also expressed concerns about McCain's selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. “I don't believe she's ready to be President of the United States, which is the job of vice president,” Powell said, adding that it raised “some questions in my mind” about McCain's judgment.
Clearly Colin Powell can endorse whoever he chooses, but was his criticism of Senator McCain any harsher than Joe Lieberman’s criticism of Senator Obama? No. Moreover, Powell’s criticism can easily be seen as a veiled attack on McCain’s age. However, when Senator Lieberman endorsed his good friend and in doing so criticized Senator Obama’s perceived lack of experience, he is threatened with losing his Chairmanship positions. Why it is acceptable for Republican Colin Powell to criticizes his party’s candidate and endorse the opposition, but Democratic/Independent Senator Lieberman cannot do the same?
Double standard anyone?
Contact Senator Harry Reid and tell him to Let Joe Stay!
Senator Harry Reid
528 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-3542 / Fax: 202-224-7327