Sunday, October 19, 2008

Political Peer Pressure and Colin Powell

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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