Today, Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama. Here's the video, which in 7 minutes is the most reassuring, refreshing assessment of Barack Obama I've heard.
It comes from outside the Democratic party. It comes from a former general and a former secretary of state. It comes from a Republican, but a genuine moderate who believes in not deviating far to either side of the center. And amazingly, it's seven minutes of uninterrupted explanation provided by a modern news show.
This is what the national discourse should look like. And, if it is anything like successful, this is what national discourse will become.