Sunday, May 17, 2009 | 2:06 a.m.
In his Wednesday letter to the editor denouncing former Secretary of State Colin Powell, headlined “Powell may as well register as a Democrat,” Bob Jack inadvertently gave the reason for the Republican rout this past Election Day.
Powell assessed the candidates and decided that Barack Obama was the better candidate for president. He was denounced for his choice by Rush Limbaugh, who accused him of backing Obama because he was black.
Powell, who rose to the level of four-star general, served his country with distinction, while Rush avoided serving during the Vietnam War by claiming a knee injury. We Democrats would welcome Powell into our party, and we have enormous respect for him even if he decides not to join us.
Mr. Jack and the Republican Party can have Rush Limbaugh — we’ll take Colin Powell any day.