Sunday, October 19, 2008

Colin Powell Endorses Obama

I was on the treadmill at the gym today when they announced that Colin Powell is endorsing Obama for president. That is a good development for Obama. I usually don't put much stock in endorsements but Powell is a very well respected person in both parties. The endorsements keep piling up for Obama, which can only help. We need to get this election over with so that we can at least have some clarity to the political situation. It doesn't help to be in the middle of this financial crisis and have a president that nobody likes or will listen too. Once the new president is elected, that person can start talking and moving the country in a more positive direction. They also reported today that Obama raised $150 million last month, and McCain is complaining about it. Boo hoo. The Republicans have always resisted campaign finance reform because they assumed that they would always be better at fundraising then Democrats. They never figured on having to deal with someone like Obama. Maybe they should take a longer view next time the subject comes up. Lastly, I came across a nifty website called the Ripoff Report. I am starting to look for a new job and am cross checking some companies I have not heard of on this site. What an eye opener! I have put the link up top. If you have posted your resume on line and are getting calls, as I am, from companies that say you can make fantastic sums of money in your first year, you had better use that site.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was excited to see the Powell endorsement, too, and if you haven't seen the video, check it out on youtube. Powell makes a very strong case for Obama over McCain, despite their personal ties.

As to using ripoff report for job -hunting, good idea. Scams are at an all-time high because they know people are losing their jobs and getting desperate for part time and at home work. When you search a company, try different spellings and different keywords or key person names to see if maybe the company changed names recently. That's really common. i also think there are some good guidelines on what to watch out for in at-home scams. good luck!!