He couldn't have asked for a more moderate candidate than John McCain, yet he endorsed Obama.
I don't think he had any problems with John McCain. It was the move towards the right that happened in the Republican party independently of John McCain (or George Bush). The selection of Sarah Palin scared many people off. I liked her at first but ultimately wasn't impressed. Powell likely knew more about her and her supporters than I.
Well I dunno. There were lots of people I think who didn't vote for McCain because they didn't know if he would live another 4-8 years.
Good point. And that would have made Sarah Palin President.
It will continue to get him lots of fawning praise on the Cheney-is-Vader liberal talkshow circuit but I don't know how much influence he will retain in the Republican Party.
You see, that's the problem. Republicans should listen to him. The party is losing voters and it's not because of Powell's popularity among liberals.
I don't think your average Obama supporter has anything bad to say about John McCain, but about the religious right they do. I personally don't want the "teach our religion in science class" crowd in the White House and the way it looked the Republican Party was trying to make that happen.
McCain/Lieberman would have been my dream ticket.
However, I take it many of the crowd who point at RINOs would rather stay pure in their ideology than win elections.