Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Endorsement Isn't the Point

Powell: I'm also troubled by not what Senator McCain says but what members of the party say, and it is permitted to be said. Such things as 'Well you know that Mr. Obama is a Muslim.' Well the correct answer is he's not a Muslim. He's a Christian. He's always been a Christian.

But the really right answer is 'What if he is? Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country?' The answer is 'No, that's not America.' Is there something wrong with some seven-year old Muslim-American kid believing that he or she could be president?

I would have been pleased to see Powell make only this point even if he said nothing about an an endorsement.

Why is the voice of reason so conspicuous recently?

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