Colin Powell gave a pretty sweet endorsement today of Barack Obama on Meet the Press. A high-profile Republican who was Secretary of State during W’s first term, he has disagreed with the neoconservative wing of the Republican party and for various reasons (well-articulated in the video), he has now chosen to endorse the Democrat.
Since Islamophobia is something being talked about on campus lately (see here), it also seems relevant to point out his discussion of “Barack Obama’s not a Muslim. But so what if he were?” (finally). I found it pretty inspiring to finally see a high-profile political leader talking about the blatant Islamophobia implicit in this election cycle.
Check it out: