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Colin Powell endorses Barack Obama
« on: October 19, 2008, 08:23:10 AM »
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Retired U.S. Gen. Colin Powell, a former secretary of state in the Bush administration, on Sunday endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.

In an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press," Powell backed Obama over fellow Republican John McCain, calling the Democratic nominee a "transformational figure" who could be an "exceptional president."

Powell said he plans to vote for Obama in the November 4 election but does not intend to campaign for the Illinois senator as Obama and McCain enter the final weeks of their battle for the White House.

Powell, who served in the military and government for 40 years, said he is not looking for a job in an Obama administration. However, he said, "I've always said if a president asks you to do something, you have to consider it."

McCain, appearing on "Fox News Sunday," said Powell's support of Obama did not come as a surprise and said four other secretaries of state had endorsed him.

In picking Obama over McCain, Powell said either "man would be a good president."

Powell praised Obama's "depth of knowledge" and "steadiness," while he was critical of what he described as McCain's uncertainty over how to deal with economic crisis.

Powell also voiced concern about McCain's selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate.

"She is a very distinguished woman and she is to be admired," Powell said. "But ... I don't believe she is ready to be president of the United States."
 

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Re: Colin Powell endorses Barack Obama
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2008, 07:45:38 AM »
Powell's endorsement is huge, Alan Keys maybe the only black man not to vote for Obama, and that preacher guy who disses Obama Girl... lol.

Powell though is very key, his someone that people actually listens too, that's how Bush sold the Iraq War and Powell has been bitter to the Republicans ever since. Powell can help in Florida.

Funny, in 1996 when the Republicans were looking to run against Clinton, the only Republican that won the early polls against Clinton was Powell, he could have been the first Black president. Who knows, but I'm sure his happy with his legacy, minus the Bush years.
 

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Re: Colin Powell endorses Barack Obama
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2008, 07:54:46 AM »
Powell's endorsement is huge, Alan Keys maybe the only black man not to vote for Obama, and that preacher guy who disses Obama Girl... lol.

Powell though is very key, his someone that people actually listens too, that's how Bush sold the Iraq War and Powell has been bitter to the Republicans ever since. Powell can help in Florida.

Funny, in 1996 when the Republicans were looking to run against Clinton, the only Republican that won the early polls against Clinton was Powell, he could have been the first Black president. Who knows, but I'm sure his happy with his legacy, minus the Bush years.


In case you hadn't heard, Obama already publicly offered Powell a spot on his advisory cabinet.

Peep it here: http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5isOFwdbq0tsqatW6vJpkDRTI1gMgD93U8M7G0
 

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Re: Colin Powell endorses Barack Obama
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2008, 10:03:07 AM »
Powell's endorsement is huge, Alan Keys maybe the only black man not to vote for Obama, and that preacher guy who disses Obama Girl... lol.

Powell though is very key, his someone that people actually listens too, that's how Bush sold the Iraq War and Powell has been bitter to the Republicans ever since. Powell can help in Florida.

Funny, in 1996 when the Republicans were looking to run against Clinton, the only Republican that won the early polls against Clinton was Powell, he could have been the first Black president. Who knows, but I'm sure his happy with his legacy, minus the Bush years.


In case you hadn't heard, Obama already publicly offered Powell a spot on his advisory cabinet.

Peep it here: http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5isOFwdbq0tsqatW6vJpkDRTI1gMgD93U8M7G0

heard that... don't think he'll take it though
 

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Re: Colin Powell endorses Barack Obama
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2008, 12:47:54 PM »
McCain got owned. Powell lost most of his credibility after the whole WMD UN thing, now he realizes what a mistake he made. This is probably the biggest endorsement of this campaign (minus Hillary).
 

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Re: Colin Powell endorses Barack Obama
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2008, 04:01:56 PM »
Shake My Dick @ McCain countering Powell's endorsement with a soap actress HAHA!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/19/mccain-counters-powell-en_n_135954.html?page=8
 

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Re: Colin Powell endorses Barack Obama
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2008, 07:13:17 PM »
Of course he did. For the negro, race comes first. The neo-conservative lie that all races can live together is bullshit. Colin Powell's endorsement of Obama proves that even "conservative" blacks will gladly sell out their "side" in politics for a black candidate.