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BREAKING - COLIN POWELL ENDORSES OBAMA

[quote]BREAKING: General Colin Powell announces his endorsement of @BarackObama for presidency #PowellThisMorning

by Anonymousreply 5811/12/2012

BOOM

by Anonymousreply 110/25/2012

I'm SHOCKED SHOCKED!

by Anonymousreply 210/25/2012

Technically it's not 'Breaking' when you have generated the fourth thread on the topic, OP.

by Anonymousreply 310/25/2012

A slap in the face to Mitt, particularly in what Powell said about Romney's foreign policy problems.

by Anonymousreply 410/25/2012

Gen. Powell, former Secretary of State, blasts Mitt Romney's foreign policy positions as "a moving target."

Tee hee!

Mittens will be mad!

by Anonymousreply 510/25/2012

Too little,too late.

by Anonymousreply 610/25/2012

VIDEO :

by Anonymousreply 710/25/2012

what r6 said.

but if it helps it is the least he can do.

by Anonymousreply 810/25/2012

I w&w r6 because WISDOM is so sorely lacking on this cunty-for-the-sake-of-cunty website.

by Anonymousreply 910/25/2012

It was a very good interview.

by Anonymousreply 1010/25/2012

How soon into his show today will Rush L. claim that the only reason Powell is endorsing Obama is because he is black?

by Anonymousreply 1110/25/2012

Didn't he endorse him in 2008?

by Anonymousreply 1210/25/2012

I don't know, R11, but I wouldn't be surprised. That's what Rush said in 2008.

by Anonymousreply 1310/25/2012

Honestly, I wouldn't let that man Powell drive one of my five cars.

by Anonymousreply 1410/25/2012

Fox News talking point: Well, you know how the blacks stick together...

by Anonymousreply 1510/25/2012

Has Condi endorsed?

by Anonymousreply 1710/25/2012

Condi made an appearance with Paul Ryan. She's as good at candidate choice as she was at national security.

by Anonymousreply 1810/25/2012

Colin Powell is Obama's Kenyan father!!

by Anonymousreply 1910/25/2012

Forbes magazine a while back reported that Colon is worth more than $30 million.

A lifetime spent on the public payroll sure 'pays' off!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 2010/25/2012

Seriously, this was a real tweet before the racist cunt deleted it:

@larissakm: Colin Powell endorses Obama..... imagine that....black on black. Come on whiteys, vote Romney!"

by Anonymousreply 2110/25/2012

[quote] Didn't he endorse him in 2008?

Yes.

I don't understand the hysteria over this

by Anonymousreply 2210/25/2012

there is no "hysteria"...

by Anonymousreply 2310/25/2012

Mrs. Patrick Campbell: even somebody as brain-damaged from tertiary syphillis as you knows that one simply does not acquire $30M living off the "public payroll".

by Anonymousreply 2410/25/2012

He did endorse him. But he is a Republican and has withheld any endorsement up until this point. Although one might question his foreign policy credentials given his sellout over Iraq, his opinion holds weight with independent voters and coming on the heels of the foreign policy debate, this will be a factor, albeit a small one.

by Anonymousreply 2510/25/2012

That's like getting on the Titanic after it hit the iceberg.

by Anonymousreply 2610/25/2012

Why are you shocked? As little foreign policy experience as the President had going into his first term you that certainly doesn't hold true now.

Of course Mittens' followers will be dismissive of it for various unseemly reasons. They're such fucking hypocrites.

by Anonymousreply 2710/25/2012

Nice interview and a thoughtful anaylsis of why the President deserves a second term. Good job, General.

by Anonymousreply 2810/25/2012

Four threads?

Hysteria

by Anonymousreply 2910/25/2012

r26. Your candidate is losing, freeptard.

Facts do happen, even if you don't want to admit them into your little mind.

by Anonymousreply 3010/25/2012

R21, she has now locked her twitter acct.

by Anonymousreply 3110/25/2012

But Mitt got the endorsement of Kid Rock!!

by Anonymousreply 3210/25/2012

OMG, I nearly spilled my coffee!!

by Anonymousreply 3310/25/2012

Jesse Jackson Jr has disappeared and screwed up in a swirl of rumors, but his district has him ahead of all other contenders. Loyal black vote. But hey, I don't blame them in a way.

by Anonymousreply 3410/25/2012

Not surprised. He and Buscho seriously disagreed over 9/11 and Iraq. He rolled over and did as he was told but did not ever come to grips with the lies he was made to tell Americans.

by Anonymousreply 3510/25/2012

People cited Obama's "lack of expoerience" in Foreign policy a lot in 2008. But I think it's difficult to have that experience unless you've already been in govenrment.

Also, it has a lot more to do with a person's world view and personal experience. Look at George Bush. Not only did';t he have foreign policy experience, he was a incredibly insular person. His world was very small. Remember his first foreign visit was to Mexico!

The same with Romney. For all his "missionary work" in France, his world view is very insular. The perfect illustration of their differences is the contrast Obama drew in the last debate when he responded to Mitt's inaccurate criticism about ignoring Israel.

Romney traveled to Israel to attend a fundraiser and meet with Bebe, who he already knew and worked with. He flew with friends and relatives and, most prominently, Adelson, the Vegas billionaire who bankrolls superpacs.

Romney's like the tourist who travels abroad in a group, and never truly experiences the culture or meets the people. Obama is the exact opposite. Obama also learns about other cultures and respcts the differences instead of letting those difference become points of conflict.So it's about temprament and world view as much as it is experience.

by Anonymousreply 3610/25/2012

Colin Powell took to long to figure out that Condi was not his friend or ally she was another NeoCon operative who was on Team Cheney.

by Anonymousreply 3710/25/2012

Colon = mass-murdering war criminal who will burn in hell!

by Anonymousreply 3810/25/2012

Like anyone cares to hear about Powell, he's yesterdays news.

by Anonymousreply 3910/25/2012

Powell kept him mouth shut in 2008 until pretty late, then he made a very thoughtful endorsement of Obama explaining exactly why he preferred him. I think it was on 60 Minutes? or something similar. He was attacked by Rush and other Repubs as "voting for the black guy."

My guess is Powell waited to hear the last debate before deciding, though he was leaning Obama. He seems to be a very slow and deliberate thinker, which would have made him a bad President. You have to be able to make quick decisions in real time. For an endorsement, though, this may be good for undecideds who respect him. Some of those people decide based on celebrity endorsements because they are too lazy to learn about issues. I hope it helps.

Cheney is endorsing Romney. Will that affect any undecideds?

by Anonymousreply 4010/25/2012

The difference I see is that Colin is military and knows the horrors and consequences unlike all those trust fund babies he worked for.

by Anonymousreply 4110/25/2012

"horrors and consequences of war".

I cannot type for shit today.

by Anonymousreply 4210/25/2012

The only that would have made his announcement even better would have been to have Powell, decked out in his four-star general regalia, ride in on Rafalca and carrying a bayonet.

by Anonymousreply 4310/25/2012

Christ, I hope so, R40. I hope they run photos of Romney with Cheney. I hope they show Karl Rove working hard for Romney, too. That has to affect some undecideds.

You don't need anymore proof Romney's owned and paid for by NeoCon militarists, and the Extreme Tea Party Right.

You have to realize he'll have foreign and domestic policies that reflect them,and you can no longer make the argument he's really a moderate who'll govern from the center. He's not respected by these people and they'll treat him like the Empty Suit he is.

by Anonymousreply 4410/25/2012

Powell slammed Mitt. He basically said that the Romney foreign policy is incoherent and all over the map.

by Anonymousreply 4610/25/2012

Romney has no experience in foreign affairs. He seems like most Mormons in that they are sheltered and cloistered from the outside world and "different" thinking people.

by Anonymousreply 4710/25/2012

They are certainly upset at Powell. I think they thought he was a good little Uncle Tom.

by Anonymousreply 4810/25/2012

I wonder if this endorsement while welcomed really gets President Obama more votes?

by Anonymousreply 4910/25/2012

R49 - I think it will. Powell is highly respected, especially in Virginia. I think his support of Obama and his criticism of Romney's foreign policy will sway some undecideds.

by Anonymousreply 5010/25/2012

Independent commentator John Avlon said today that Powell's endorsement matters with Independents.

by Anonymousreply 5110/25/2012

I still wonder what Condi thinks about Romney.

Especially about his lack of foreign policy.

Or does she see another stint as SOS?

Dis Romney have colored people in his admin in Massachusetts?

by Anonymousreply 5210/27/2012

[quote]Colon a homosexual?

No, but some of his sailors and deck hands certainly were.

by Anonymousreply 5410/27/2012

I knew Obama would win when Colin Powell endorsed him. Powell is very politically savvy and waited late to endorse after realizing that Obama would win. His endorsement was made into a very good commercial that had resonance with swing voters.

by Anonymousreply 5511/12/2012

Colin Powell gets the last laugh over John Sununu.

by Anonymousreply 5611/12/2012

Where is John Sununu?

by Anonymousreply 5711/12/2012

R57, he hasn't been seen since telling the media that Colin Powell only endorsed Obama because he's black.

Guess the Romney campaign kept him out of view for the end of the election.

by Anonymousreply 5811/12/2012
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