One of my good friends (he's from Liberia) said that he did not think there would ever be an African American President in the White House. I was quick with my contradictory remarks and told him that Colin Powell was on millions of American lips when he exited the military. Sadly, he declined. I further listed my top three African American picks for the position (in alphabetical order): Herman Cain (former chairman and CEO of Godfather's Pizza); Colin Powell (retired U.S. General); and Dr. Condoleezza Rice (U.S. National Security Advisor). Now, I know we talk to our kids about not succumbing to peer pressure, but maybe we should talk to the adults, as well. I was beyond shocked at hearing that Colin Powell endorsed Obama, the socialist. Is he also a socialist? I hope not. But, I can not help but think that he was pressured to endorse the first African American nominee to run for the Oval Office (from the BIG 2) . I know he and I have never been "tight", especially since we have never met, however, I hope he will listen to me closely. General Powell, you have helped us win many battles on foreign soil; I hope you have not helped us lose the war on American soil. At what price, victory?
Zanne Booker 10-19-08
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