Colin Powell's Endorsement of Barack Obama

Lost in Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama were his comments on the rumors spread by right wing Republicans that Barack Obama is a Muslim. As Powell emphasized , Obama is not a Muslim , he is a Christian. If he were a Muslim - so what! Powell reminded us that this is America where people of all faiths live and serve this country. Muslims should not be confused with Jihadists, as Christians should not be confused with Crusaders. The candidacy of Obama is a wake up call for this country. The election of Obama will demonstrate to the world that this is a great democracy where religion, race and ethnic background do not play a dominant role in how we govern our country. He who can govern best is the only criteria for electing the next President of the United States and Barack Obama has amply demonstrated that he is that person.

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