It appears Colin Powell may be running for President again. I thought he was retired, but he keeps putting his $.02 into the Republican debate, and, if you ask me thats what his opinion is worth. According to Michael J. Sniffen (AOL News, 11 May 2009),
Powell has argued the Republican Party needs to move toward the center and reach out to growing black, Hispanic and Asian communities, but instead has been shrinking because it hasn't changed as the country changed in the face of economic distress. "Americans are looking for more government in their life, not less," Powell said last week.
If this is not Obama-politik, I will eat my hat. I, for one, do not want more government in my life, and I know a lot of people, some of them liberal, who do not want more government in their lives. There was a time when Powell came across as a pretty good conservative, but that persona is gone now. Clearly, he sees Obama as a brother, a soul-mate, and the philosophical bond between the two outweighs Powell's allegiance to Constitutional limitations on government power.
I would paraphrase Powell's arguement as follows: the Republican Party needs to stay on the right and reach out to growing black, Hispanic and Asian communities.