Reagan Sub-Cabinet official Endorses President Obama for Second Term and chastises former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu for injecting Ethnicity into the Endorsement by former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
The Honorable Carlos C. Campbell, formerly Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development with the US Department of Commerce endorsed President Barack Obama for a second term. President Obama has led the ship of state through a tumultuous storm, in spite of resistance by a Republican Congress obsessed with the politics of obstruction. I trust President Obama to lead America going forward. This is an issue based endorsement based on my experience in the military, government and business.
Campbell responded to Governor John Sununus suggesting that Secretary Colin Powells endorsement of President Obama was based on ethnicity. When a man of Governor Sununus brilliance injects ethnicity into the Powell endorsement, it only underscores the desperation and moral bankruptcy of the Romney Campaign. Being a Republican is not a safe harbor from bigotry and with comments from the likes of the scholarly Sununu, it underscores the convention that there is no salvation in affiliation. Secretary Powell is on solid ground in exercising his independence. To his credit, he is not and never has been a domesticated Negro. As citizens, we have a mission to accomplish. We must not become distracted by the ugly snake of racism and lose sight of the assault from the Republican Right on democracy through deception, hundreds of millions of dollars in negative advertising, efforts to obstruct voting rights, demagoguery, fear mongering, disrespecting the rights of women and the rising trend of neo-fascism in America. Now is the time to focus.
Fifty years ago, Campbell was strapped in a Navy reconnaissance aircraft flying patrols along the periphery of the Soviet Union during the Cuban Missile Crisis. This was under
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CAMEO, (the California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity), applauds President Obamas move on Friday to elevate the head of the Small Business Administration to a cabinet-level position.
According to the Small Business Administration (http://web.sba.gov/faqs/faqIndexAll.cfm?areaid=24) , of all businesses in the U.S. 99.7 percent are small businesses with fewer than 500 employees. The Association for Enterprise Opportunity reports 88 percent are very small businesses with fewer than 5 employees (http://aeoworks.org/images/uploads/pages/US-MEBS-2008%20rev.pdf)
By elevating the head of the SBA to cabinet-level, President Obama recognizes the extreme importance that small and very small businesses hold for the American economy, says Claudia Viek, C.E.O. of CAMEO. Now the next step is to make sure the full spectrum of entrepreneurial talent is tapped from the young tech start-up to the experienced boomer who is becoming her own boss to the taco shop owner who is providing for his family to the long-term unemployed who has turned business owner.
According to the Kauffman Foundation and other research, start-ups of all types are the job creators. A shift is needed to move from old methods that may have worked for a different economy to a new innovative, creative and flexible method that will work for todays economy and support these locally grown and start-up businesses. The SBA cabinet position has the power to make sure that our new economy supports the entire range of entrepreneurs.
CAMEOs mission is to promote jobs, economic opportunity and community well-being through entrepreneurship training, business coaching and microfinance. CAMEO is Californias statewide Micro Enterprise association made up of over 160 organizations, agencies and individuals dedicated to furthering the fortunes of micro-businesses in California.