COLIN POWELL endorese BARACK OBAMA

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NCS

Woodbridge, VA

#1 Oct 19, 2008
Colin Powell, gave several reasons for endorsing Obama. He has the intellect, the ability to inspire others, and the way he sticks to the issues. Powell was saddened to see McCain and his campaign go all over the place from calling Obama a muslim (Although he spent 20 years at a christian church), then allowing the hateful rhetoric at his rallys without checking the crowd, etc. Tom Brokaw stated that some will say that "You are supporting Obama becuase he is black." Powell answered stating that "If that were the case, I would have done that along time ago." Powell mentioned that he has been watching the debates, the campaigns, and reading about the issues. Powell states that Obama has managed his campaign like a great manager and the world is ready for change. Powell says he was disappointed in McCain and believes that deep down McCain doesn't want to go nasty but his campaign has taken over his character.

Since: Aug 08

Ft Devens, MA

#2 Oct 19, 2008
Mr. Powell also stated that McCain was wishy washy on the economy, whereas; Obama has remained the same all throughout his bid for Presidency.
John Revels

Lakeport, CA

#3 Oct 19, 2008
As it is. Intellect recognizes intellect. Another thing any man of age knows that we decline in strength through time. McCain's inability to reckon and accept this reality only serves to exacerbate his declination and further humilate the "msverick" he is supposed to be, into being merely the "side-kick", he is caricatured as.
JLM

Owings, MD

#4 Oct 19, 2008
Powell also said that it was because McCain picked Palin. Then why wait THIS LONG to endorse Obama. He is a traitor and back stabber. He has made a fool of himself and his service. If it were Hillary running he would have supported McCain. So lets think about the REAL reason he is supporting Obama.

Since: Aug 08

Ft Devens, MA

#5 Oct 19, 2008
JLM wrote:
Powell also said that it was because McCain picked Palin. Then why wait THIS LONG to endorse Obama. He is a traitor and back stabber. He has made a fool of himself and his service. If it were Hillary running he would have supported McCain. So lets think about the REAL reason he is supporting Obama.
So now McCain supporters are using character asassination against Mr. Colin Powell. Mr. Powell spoke his mind and if the race had gotten as nasty as it has if Hillary were the candidate I am sure he would be voting for Hillary. But to sit back and discredit a man for the same reasons you hold McCain in such high regard speaks volumes for your integrity and judgement.

Since: Aug 08

Ft Devens, MA

#6 Oct 19, 2008
JLM wrote:
Powell also said that it was because McCain picked Palin. Then why wait THIS LONG to endorse Obama. He is a traitor and back stabber. He has made a fool of himself and his service. If it were Hillary running he would have supported McCain. So lets think about the REAL reason he is supporting Obama.
Because Mr. Powell is a man of integrity and one who does not make snap judgement calls. Thus, he made an informed decision to endorse Mr. Obama. Get over it, he spoke his mind, he spoke the truth. He fought for this country to allow him the freedom to vote as he chooses.

Another Republican splits from the party.

Since: Aug 08

Ft Devens, MA

#7 Oct 19, 2008
JLM

Owings, MD

#8 Oct 19, 2008
Davina in VA wrote:
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Because Mr. Powell is a man of integrity and one who does not make snap judgement calls. Thus, he made an informed decision to endorse Mr. Obama. Get over it, he spoke his mind, he spoke the truth. He fought for this country to allow him the freedom to vote as he chooses.
Another Republican splits from the party.
I don't have a problem with a republican switching or voting for a lefty looney if that is what he chooses. I am saying that he should have came right out when he did not like the Palin choice. He said that that is what made his mind up. Total BS. I wonder why you all are not linking him to Bush as you do McCain. Nevermind, I know the answer to that one.

Since: Aug 08

Ft Devens, MA

#9 Oct 19, 2008
Out of Mr. Powell's mouth came that McCain was unsure on the economy, he was dissatisfied with Palin, dissatisfied with the direction his party is going, the character asassinations on Mr. Obama, Supreme Court decisions, and Unity America were the reasons he stated.

Granted Mr. Powell worked in the Bush Administration but refused to remain captive and refused to serve on the current Administration. If you know the Government protocol, you would know that Mr. Powell nor any military member can not publicly denounce any Commander in Chief. However, Mr. Powell's feelings were known and expressed once he left office.
Jason

Edinburg, VA

#10 Oct 19, 2008
First off, his military service is greatly respected. However, his political career is not. As Secretary of State he was fabulous and no one could claim that he was a "Yes" man. Since then he has proved that he is someone who votes on personality and looks rather than the issues.

The moderate Powell stated on Meet the Press that Obama had, "More substance and style than McCain." What does that matter? It should be based on the issues. "He has the power to inspire people," Secretary Powell added. Once again, that's nice, but who cares? That doesn't mean that he'll fix the problems America is facing. In my personal opinion Secretary Colin Powell chose to endorse Senator Obama for very ignorant reasons. Much of my respect has been lost for the former distinguished leader.
G L Rockwell

Columbia, MD

#11 Oct 19, 2008
Maybe Powell sees what others see. Unlike Joe Rockhead now in office, Obama seems willing to reason and at least try to come up with rational answers.
As for Mr. McCain, he like the Bush and Cheney seems stuck in the rut thinking of an age that is past. We cannot always be acting like children in a the schoolyard and refuse to play when we do not get our own way. The world needs reason, people willing to speak to others with respect and not just depend on threats and the determination to be the biggest bully on the block.
The next president will come into a mess created by one of the most rockheaded and lying presidents ever to hoodwink much of the public. Now the president is being exposed for the fool he really is and anybody like Mr. McCain who voted with rockhead ninety percent of the time cannot be a good leader. His sidekick, one moose hunter, shows Mr. McCain has not thought about the possible future of this country. The VP pick is so poorly educated that the republicians have to gurard against her appearing in a question and answer format. This pick is from a man who wants to be president and who has nothing but mud to sling as he seems lost on the real issues.

Since: Apr 08

MARYLAND

#12 Oct 20, 2008
I have lost all respect for general Powell for doing this.
kbinva

Washington, DC

#13 Oct 20, 2008
Colin Powell is a great and patriotic American.

If the man chooses to stick with his party's nominee OR choose someone else...So be it. He has EARNED the right to do so. This goes for ANYONE who has served our country as General Powell has.

If you cannot understand such a "simple and straightforward" concept such as this, it is YOU that has the problem, NOT individuals such as General Powell who can decide and evaluate who they prefer to lead our nation.
SP in DC

United States

#14 Oct 20, 2008
JLM wrote:
Powell also said that it was because McCain picked Palin. Then why wait THIS LONG to endorse Obama. He is a traitor and back stabber. He has made a fool of himself and his service. If it were Hillary running he would have supported McCain. So lets think about the REAL reason he is supporting Obama.
The real reason is the reason that he gave. You don't know him well enough to call him a liar. Some of you Republicans go too far trying to represent McCain. Look at the facts and stop bashing someone because they don't agree with you.
SP in DC

United States

#15 Oct 20, 2008
This is BS wrote:
I have lost all respect for general Powell for doing this.
Apparently, you didn't have much to begin with. The man is entitled to his opinion, and of course, so are you. He worked with Bush, which puts him in a better position to decide if he wants 4 more years of that type of leadership. I respect his right to vote for the candidate of his choice.
SP in DC

United States

#16 Oct 20, 2008
JLM wrote:
<quoted text>I don't have a problem with a republican switching or voting for a lefty looney if that is what he chooses. I am saying that he should have came right out when he did not like the Palin choice. He said that that is what made his mind up. Total BS. I wonder why you all are not linking him to Bush as you do McCain. Nevermind, I know the answer to that one.
One could never link Powell with Bush, and it isn't because Powell is Black. He has always voiced his disagreement with Bush's decisions. If he had listened to Powell more, we wouldn't have lost 3,000 + men & women in "Bush's War". He took his time I'm sure, with his choice, as many Americans have done. He has decided, as many of us have, that Palin would not make a good VP. It doesn't matter how long it took, the choice was his to make. I hope that Powell will be part of Obama's Administration WHEN he wins!
Right On

AOL

#17 Oct 20, 2008
Well, "Colon" Powell lived it up under the Republicans but when it came time to support the party that did so much for him he disappeared. I would have voted for HIM, prior to this act of betrayal but not anymore.
Will

Falls Church, VA

#18 Oct 20, 2008
Jason wrote:
First off, his military service is greatly respected. However, his political career is not. As Secretary of State he was fabulous and no one could claim that he was a "Yes" man. Since then he has proved that he is someone who votes on personality and looks rather than the issues.
The moderate Powell stated on Meet the Press that Obama had, "More substance and style than McCain." What does that matter? It should be based on the issues. "He has the power to inspire people," Secretary Powell added. Once again, that's nice, but who cares? That doesn't mean that he'll fix the problems America is facing. In my personal opinion Secretary Colin Powell chose to endorse Senator Obama for very ignorant reasons. Much of my respect has been lost for the former distinguished leader.
Powells military experience is respected mostly by civilians and media persons because they are contantly overinflating every black persons worth if they didnt manage to get caught murdering someone. By the soldiers in the ranks, we knew damn well Stormin Norman was our leader in the Sandbox. Powell was a political go between.
Will

Falls Church, VA

#19 Oct 20, 2008
Davina in VA wrote:
Out of Mr. Powell's mouth came that McCain was unsure on the economy, he was dissatisfied with Palin, dissatisfied with the direction his party is going, the character asassinations on Mr. Obama, Supreme Court decisions, and Unity America were the reasons he stated.
Granted Mr. Powell worked in the Bush Administration but refused to remain captive and refused to serve on the current Administration. If you know the Government protocol, you would know that Mr. Powell nor any military member can not publicly denounce any Commander in Chief. However, Mr. Powell's feelings were known and expressed once he left office.
Your shopping cart allway pulls to the left. At least admitt to yourself you are bias and have a healthy mental state. At least I dont BS myself that my stance is unbias.

Since: Aug 08

Ft Devens, MA

#20 Oct 20, 2008
Will wrote:
<quoted text>Your shopping cart allway pulls to the left. At least admitt to yourself you are bias and have a healthy mental state. At least I dont BS myself that my stance is unbias.
Surely you jest. Besides, you aren't privvy to some of the things I am.

Admit to yourself you are bias as I am not. I don't belong to any party thus, I vote on issues that directly affect me. And if, it were a race between Mr. Powell and Mr. Obama wonder what ya'll would do then?????

Personally, knowing Mr. Powell as I do, I would vote for him. Knowing of Mr. McCain from running on the Republican ticket prior to this election, I did not vote for him then and would not vote for him now.

So guess who I will be voting for come 4 November. Not biased just informed and the last 8 years of wishy washy politics and personal vindettas have left a sour taste in my mouth.

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