Check out the VIDEO from Meet the Press.
See also, The Huffington Post ARTICLE.
Eloquent, insightful ... a real American speaking out for real values.
Oh that our nation could rise to its best character.
Leave behind the meanness, the callowness, the innuendo of suspicion ...
To be great in heart and faith,
Acceptance and affirmation,
To live the truth emblazoned on our Statue of Liberty:
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me.
Hats off to Colin Powell, good soldier that he is.
I watched his UN effort, and my heart broke for him.
In subsequent remarks, Mr. Powell has undone the damage;
he's admitted - the UN appearance is a "blot on my career."
He tried his best to stand with the Republicans, but he's a centrist, and as Mr. Powell noted this morning, the GOP has moved further and further right.
And he would be distressed with two more conservative appointments to the Supreme Court.
The Court is, and should be, above politics, but politics are very much a part of the appointment process, and politics play a hand in the game.
For the Court, and for the White House, we need those who can rise above the fray and see the greater good. We need women and men free of narrow ideological demands, who can genuinely weigh the options, listen to various voices, and make a decision on behalf of the whole nation, a nation diverse, a land of freedom.
Obama is that kind of man.
And we need him in this hour of crisis.