[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/10/20/art.powell.mtp.jpg caption="Colin Powell introduced Sen. Barack Obama on Sunday on NBC's 'Meet the Press.'"]
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Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama because he's black. At least, Rush Limbaugh, Pat Buchanan and George Will have all said that is the reason - or a reason.
Will many Americans write off the endorsement because they think the same? A bunch of other generals and secretaries of state have endorsed McCain, after all. And, who cares about endorsements anyway?
So here's a different question - will Powell's endorsement backfire?
Will some people miss or ignore Powell's argument that the McCain/Palin campaign has gone too far with references to "terrorists" etc., and decide Powell's endorsement only proves that this election really is about race - and protecting the interests of your own race - no matter how much the elite liberal media doth protest that it isn't or shouldn't be?
I'm not saying Powell was wrong to speak. To the contrary.
I'm just asking, with all the talk about race out there - and whether the McCain/Palin campaign is using code to bring it up – or not – and whether Obama can seal the deal with white voters - or not – is it more about race than some of us think... or would like?
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