This is a hell of a speech, especially in light of the fact that Powell has run thought about running for President as a Republican in the past.
It’s fair to say that he slams the GOP for the discriminatory tactics that they have unleashed throughout this campaign.
My favourite quote (on the OMG Obama is a MUSLIM!!! style statements from GOP members and supporters),
The correct answer is that he is not a Muslim, he is a Christian. He has always been a Christian. But the really right answer is, what if he is?
I’d strongly suggest watching the whole statement: