i'm a little bit speechless
McCain's behavior these past few weeks is just unbelievably disappointing to me. I used to think that either a McCain or an Obama presidency would be fine, because both of them are decent men who would try to the best of their abilities to make good decisions for America.
Not anymore. And it's no wonder that General Colin Powell just endorsed Obama. Why? At least in part because, as Andrew Sullivan puts it, "Powell also is horrified, as decent Republicans should be, by the attempt to equate Obama with "the other" and to delegitimize Muslim-Americans or urban Americans or gay Americans or Arab-Americans or anyone else as somehow not "pro-America" or integrally part of this country." Watch to the end of this video and listen to how clearly and powerfully Powell articulates the problem with such tactics:
McCain's use of race as a dividing factor in this campaign is horrifying, and I don't want to, nor can I support someone who engages in that kind of behavior, or who allows his supporters to openly do so. It's not patriotic, and it's certainly not the type of leadership we need in a country that is in trouble.