Sunday, October 19, 2008

Powell on the Direction of the GOP

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, speaking on Meet the Press earlier today about the direction of the Republican Party:
It has moved more to the right than I would like to see it…. Over the last seven weeks, the approach of the Republican Party and Mr. McCain has become narrower and narrower.


Tulsan said...

The GOP is the big tent, all right.

Re "Joe the Plumber": his name is Samuel, he isn't a licensed plumber, he makes a fraction of the quarter million McCain attributed to him, and he didn't pay his taxes last year.

May I introduce the GOP's latest phony constructs? Since no one gave a hoot about Joe, how about "Tito the Builder" or "Ed the Dairyman"?

I would be ashamed to be a Republican.

I wonder, when the GOP loses power across the board, how many more will desert it?

There is always a segment of the population that likes to identify with the winner. Think about the sales of OU sports gear when OU is Number One vs. an off year. Those people will likely lose their identification with the GOP.

Collin M. Hinds said...

Colin Powell's endorsement was spot-on. Though I am predisposed to vote democrat, when asked why I am voting for Obama, I respond, 'what Powell said.'