Back in the day, confused Republicans used to like to pretend that careerist military hack Colin Powell would be the first Black President, because he is a Republican who is mostly well-liked. Powell never wanted the job, because he generally refuses to accept positions that force him to do anything other than follow orders (he is a very good soldier! cf. that fucking UN speech), and now he's a pariah for embarrassing the Republican Party in the UN speech and not being a very good Secretary of State. Now terrible hack Bill Kristol—who, as far as we can tell, has no professional or notable personal relationship with Powell—claims he knows for sure that Powell will endorse Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention. What a scoop! You know, if it's true.

"He may well give a speech at the Democratic convention explaining his endorsement of Obama," Kristol said, citing inside sources. "For whatever reason I think he has decided he's going to endorse Obama. I think [Powell] has a high respect for Senator McCain, they go back a long way." Kristol continued, "This is not an absolute done deal, but these people are very confident that Powell will endorse Obama."

Then Powell's spokesperson strongly denied this almost-rumor ("may well"?). But if Powell endorses Obama and then Lieberman endorses McCain, everyone will see how good these candidates are at uniting with members of the opposite party who aren't actually really members of the opposite party, even in name.