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posted on Oct, 19 2008 @ 10:38 AM
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well.. think about it.. he is the one that convinced everyone to go to war.. seems his way of thinking is the wrong way... so if he supports B.O. its probably a bad choice.




posted on Oct, 19 2008 @ 10:52 AM
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I have carefully listened to Colin Powell's reasons for endorsing Obama, (none of which made any sense) and have thought about his decision. The only thing that stands out is the race issue.

This will have no effect on McCain's victory. The general population will see it as another black person voting for Obama.



posted on Oct, 19 2008 @ 10:55 AM
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I kind of see this as pay back. The Bush Adm. treated the General badly by not hearing him out and taking his advice.

BUT, I truly believe he is making a big mistake in this endorsement of a man I believe to be a Marxist.

Roper



posted on Oct, 19 2008 @ 10:57 AM
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Colin Powel is one of the most prominent military leaders that this nation has seen in a while.

Before ANYONE here starts bashing Mr. Powell go and take a look at his BIO, you will find out that he has done and give more to his country during his life, than what ANY of US or our FAMILY TREE COMBINED HAS.

That said, I think endorsement a pretty overrated when it comes to impact, but is the particular candidate use it wisely in ads and speeches it could have some.

Theres is no doubt though that this endorsement further solidifies the ground as to whether Sen. Obama is qualified or not or whether the picking of Gov. Palin has had any negative impact.



posted on Oct, 19 2008 @ 11:04 AM
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He did spend most of his time talking about how dissapointed he was with the direction that Sen.McCain's campaign has taken of late.

He also touch McCain inability to formulate a clear message on the conomy, he question the picking of Gov. Palin as VP, he raise his concern about Supreme Court nominations given the shift to the right that he sees in the GOP all of which are legitimate concerns.

Then he spend a considerable amount of time explaining why he thinks Sen. Obama would make a great President.

The impact of this endorsment I dont thik is going to be big. But I dont know why you said his explanations didn't make sense, you might disagree with them, but that don't mean they dont make sense.

[edit on 19-10-2008 by Bunch]



posted on Oct, 19 2008 @ 11:13 AM
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Gee, all of a sudden the Dems treat Powell as a good guy.
Powell probably got tired of being called a sellout.

I'm more interested to know who Rice will be endorsing.



posted on Oct, 19 2008 @ 11:24 AM
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Powell was sold out by the Bush Admin. He left them and turned on them and their corruption.



posted on Oct, 19 2008 @ 12:01 PM
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Originally posted by philjwolf
he is the one that convinced everyone to go to war..


He was USED by the Bush Administration to lend credibility to the reasons for war.


Originally posted by Alxandro
Gee, all of a sudden the Dems treat Powell as a good guy.


I don't know that "Dems" have ever had too much of a problem with Powell. I have liked him for a long time.



I'm more interested to know who Rice will be endorsing.


Why? Why does she even have anything to do with this thread? She is totally unlike Colin Powell. She is still an active and supportive member of the Bush Cabinet.



posted on Oct, 19 2008 @ 12:04 PM
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Mr. Powell has always been a man of character and integrity that has dedicated an entire life to service to the country. So, YES!, he always been a good guy in my book.

He was one of the few who disagree with the Iraq War and he raise his concerns to President Bush, but George Tenet( director of CIA at the time) VP Cheney and former SecDef. Rumsfeld fought him vigorously in order to sell the Iraq War to Bush, to the point that these three would even suggested that Powell should either get on board or resign or be fired.

All this is very well documented and if you read Bob Woodward book "State of Denial" it would give you a pretty good insight and view to what went down behind the scenes in making the case for the Iraq invasion.

I always question why if Powell was so against the invasion from a strategic and factual point, why he didn't resign instead of playing along with the Bush Administration BUT given the love that he has for his country I could see why he would not disrupt the message that the U.S. wanted to send during those challenging years after 9/11.



[edit on 19-10-2008 by Bunch]



posted on Oct, 19 2008 @ 12:07 PM
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FF, i hope you're not implying that they are voting for the color????

Colin and Condoleeza are whiter than most whites. They just happen to know what would happen if McCain got the "job"-
Or perhaps you imply that Obama is the next puppet? That could be the case!!! Now, that, i can beleive.

I hope its not because of race.
EDIT TO ADD: Colin Powell has always been a man of character and anything he said on behalf of the "immediate threat" and lies, he was forced to say by the goons in the White House.


[edit on 19-10-2008 by dgtempe]



posted on Oct, 19 2008 @ 12:16 PM
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Originally posted by philjwolf
well.. think about it.. he is the one that convinced everyone to go to war.. seems his way of thinking is the wrong way... so if he supports B.O. its probably a bad choice.


You are wrong in so many levels.

First it is been well documented that Colin Powell was against the Iraq War since the beggining and he vigorously fought Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rove and former CIA director George Tenet in making the case to go to War.

Second, he did spoke at the U.N, Security Council in order to get a resolution approved to authorize the use of force against Irak. A resolution and approval that HE DID NOT GET, so he didn't convince anyone, and then Bush decided to go alone and spewed out his infamous line: :"You are either with us or with the terrorist"

Third, Colin Powell had a minimal role in the selling of the war to the American people, most of that was the job of Rumsfeld, Cheney, George Tenet with Karl Rove behind the scenes. They where the one that scared the hell out of people saying that we should be scared of a mushroom cloud going off in our cities and things of that nature.

[edit on 19-10-2008 by Bunch]



posted on Oct, 19 2008 @ 12:18 PM
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If he was such a man of character, he would have endorsed Obama when the election was in question.

It takes zero cahones to endorse a guy headed towards a landslide.

It's a 'scew you fellas' to his old bosses.

That's not character, that's pettiness and opportunism.



posted on Oct, 19 2008 @ 12:42 PM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan

Originally posted by SEEWHATUDO
Colin Powell has endorsed Obama for President.

Of course he did. There was never any doubt that he would.
I'm sure Dr. Rice will also be voting for Obama - even if she
doesn't admit to it outloud.

Edited out because it wasn't worth telling the truth...
at least not so early on a sunday morning ...
gotta have some coffee first.


[edit on 10/19/2008 by FlyersFan]


This post is disgusting. To say that a man of Powell's status endorsed Obama based on Race is disgusting. To Add that Dr. Rice will be doing that based on race is also disgusting. This is a Republicans who stood with his party and this time decided that a Republican is not the right choice. I encourage you to look at his reason. You are one disgusting person and I call on maria_stardust to remove this obviously disgusting post. I voted for Bush before and I'm white, did i do that because I'm white?



posted on Oct, 19 2008 @ 12:57 PM
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Originally posted by walkinghomer

Originally posted by FlyersFan

Originally posted by SEEWHATUDO
Colin Powell has endorsed Obama for President.

Of course he did. There was never any doubt that he would.
I'm sure Dr. Rice will also be voting for Obama - even if she
doesn't admit to it outloud.


This post is disgusting...You are one disgusting person and I call on maria_stardust to remove this obviously disgusting post.


I'm going to be disagreeable here. I disagree with FF's opinion. Nothing new there, eh? But I disagree with having it removed because of its unpleasantness. Fact is that Flyers Fan (they didn't call them the Broad Street Bullies for nothing) is giving voice to what the world is wondering: is America finally colour blind enough to elect a black President?

If Powell's endorsement is universally being reduced to a simple racial issue, then the answer is No. So let's see if FF represents the typical American, or an aberation. This will be a much more exciting election than our recent one.



posted on Oct, 19 2008 @ 01:03 PM
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I agree, this is ATS, and like anywhere in America you going to get people with all kinds of views, as disgusting as his comments are, they should not be removed, you should be able to see the perspective on which all people see this race.



posted on Oct, 19 2008 @ 01:07 PM
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I thought this interview after Meet the Press was excellent especially when he deals with the "direction" of McCain's campaign with Ayers, muslims, terrorist, and socialist!




posted on Oct, 19 2008 @ 01:19 PM
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Originally posted by JohnnyCanuck

Originally posted by walkinghomer

Originally posted by FlyersFan

Originally posted by SEEWHATUDO
Colin Powell has endorsed Obama for President.

Of course he did. There was never any doubt that he would.
I'm sure Dr. Rice will also be voting for Obama - even if she
doesn't admit to it outloud.


This post is disgusting...You are one disgusting person and I call on maria_stardust to remove this obviously disgusting post.


I'm going to be disagreeable here. I disagree with FF's opinion. Nothing new there, eh? But I disagree with having it removed because of its unpleasantness. Fact is that Flyers Fan (they didn't call them the Broad Street Bullies for nothing) is giving voice to what the world is wondering: is America finally colour blind enough to elect a black President?

If Powell's endorsement is universally being reduced to a simple racial issue, then the answer is No. So let's see if FF represents the typical American, or an aberation. This will be a much more exciting election than our recent one.


I agree. Let the post stay as it indeed serves to show what's in the mind of some people. My initial reaction was one of disgust but after letting it sink in for a little I think it will serve to show what some people are thinking.



posted on Oct, 19 2008 @ 01:32 PM
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I like when he talk about the McCain campaign portraying Obama as a socialist, specially his line of "Taxes are always about redistributing money", a concept that many Conservative in this country and here dont seem to understand. BRILLIANT!!

[edit on 19-10-2008 by Bunch]


JSR

posted on Oct, 19 2008 @ 01:35 PM
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i am quite surprised about his endorsment. i have been going back and forth about either a write-in for ron paul or a vote for obama. this really pushes me in the direction of obama now.

i respect colin powell a great deal. i see him as one of the most level headed polititions out there. and proboble because he was a general first.

this does change things for me.
we'll see.

i would hope he could be involved in an obama administration.



posted on Oct, 19 2008 @ 01:42 PM
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Originally posted by Bunch
reply to post by Leo Strauss
 


I like when he talk about the McCain campaign portraying Obama as a socialist, specially his line of "Taxes are always about redistributing money", a concept that many Conservative in this country and here dont seem to understand. BRILLIANT!!

[edit on 19-10-2008 by Bunch]


Yes, I liked that part too. Whether you tax the rich or tax the poor it is still a redistribution of money. Mr. Powell, that was perfectly stated






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