Powell Endorsement Would Have Been Meaningful When Race Was Close
Few people now think McCain can overcome his disadvantages and win. I hope that is true. I hope the Powell endorsement will help that.
Let's not forget that Powell sat in front of the United Nations and spewed one of the most murderous lines of utter bullshit that humankind has heard in the last few decades. Supposedly, Powell wouldn't repeat some of the crap the Bush administration told him to, but he did repeat some crap that any reasonable person should have known was garbage (e.g. "unaccounted for stockpiles"), and much else that was of dubious value, while completely avoiding anything that might have cast doubt on his talk (e.g. volunteered CIA interview with Saddam's son-in-law, the defector Gen. Hussein Kamel).
It's a shame that people like Colin Powell are trumpeted by our press corps as people of substance, whose opinions matter. He's not a terrible general, but as a politician, he should just shut the fuck up.