Colin Powell is lying.
As best I can tell anyway. For instance, he claims to be a Republican. But yet he makes the statement: "I would have difficulty with two more conservative appointments to the Supreme Court, but that’s what we’d be looking at in a McCain administration."
What? A Republican wanting liberal appointments to the Supreme Court? Sorry I am not buying it. Either Colin is not a Republican, or he really doesn't mean what he says about Supreme Court appointments. Could he just be saying it to make his endorsement of Barack Obama sound more credible?
That last question is interesting since Colin claims the following: "And I’ve said to Barack Obama, “I admire you. I’ll give you all the advice I can. But I’m not going to vote for you just because you’re black.” We -- we have to move beyond this."
To quote Shakespeare, methinks the lady, or the Colin, doth protest too much. Why would anybody actually voice that unless that is exactly why they are voting for Obama, and they don't want anyone to know it. A sort of preemptive strike, something Colin was for before he was against, if you will.
So is the first lie a ploy to cover for the second lie? Is Colin Powell lying about not wanting conservative Supreme Court appointees in order to cover for the fact the he is voting for Obama because he is black? It makes you wonder. After all this is a self-proclaimed Republican that served as Secretary of State for President George W. Bush.
Some may disagree that Powell is only voting for Obama because he is black. But ask yourself why a conservative, pro-military Republican would endorse, and vote for, a liberal, anti-military Democrat? Is there any other reasonable explanation other than the fact that Powell is black and Obama is black. As far as this writer can tell, that is the only common bound between these two.
In closing, there is absolutely nothing wrong with Colin Powell voting for Obama because he is black. However, it is wrong to not admit to that as being the reason, and worse, out-and-out lie about it.