“The General Goes Public” by Chris Suellentrop
October 20, 2008, 1:00am

The most striking thing about Colin Powell’s endorsement of Barack Obama “was that Powell’s rationale for supporting Obama tracked very closely with some of the harshest critics of Sen. McCain, despite the fact that he used less cutting words to express them,” Josh Marshall writes at Talking Points Memo. Marshall continues:

There were three key points he hit. First, he questioned McCain’s unsteady and erratic response to the economic crisis. He didn’t use the word ‘erratic’ but he might as well have. McCain was “unsure”, “almost everyday there was a different approach to the problem,” he “didn’t have a complete grasp of the economic problems.” In contrast, Obama had “steadiness” amidst the crisis.

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