The news and pundits were all aflutter with the forceful endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama by former Secretary of State Colin Powell. The McCain camp claims it was not surprised just "disappointed".
There was the usual back in forth by the spin doctors on both sides. What took the cake for me was a statement by MSNBC's resident closeted racist and anti-semite Pat Buchanan. He basically asserted that Colin Powell, the most respected black conservative, endorsed Barack Obama based totally on race.
Colin Powell? The same Colin Powell that has been lampooned by many African Americans for his position in a party that seriously lacks diversity. The same Colin Powell that made the case to the UN for the war in Iraq. The one time he doesn't toe the party line he is accused of tribalism.
It amazes me that Pat Buchanan is a presence on national television given his scurrilous past and associations. This is the same guy who sings and endless song of Rev Wright/William Ayers in reference to Barack Obama.
Anyway, take a look at the endorsement: