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Old 04-16-2011, 04:26 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Not because he's black. And definately not because he's a Republican. Colin Powell seems to me to have always had 1 main ingredient the candidates of both parties lack. Integrity. I've never heard Colin Powell blindly get caught up in partisan politics. He follows his own logic and conscience regardless of who agrees with him and I admire that. Plus I think a former 5 star General would make an awesome Commander and Chief right now given our foreign quagmires...
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Old 04-16-2011, 04:31 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Oh and to appease the birthers his parents are from Jamaica but HE'S from Brooklyn...
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Old 04-16-2011, 04:38 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I lost all respect for him when he supported Obama in 2008. I would never vote for Powell.
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Old 04-16-2011, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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Why not Condy Rice ?
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Old 04-16-2011, 04:49 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I lost all respect for him when he supported Obama in 2008. I would never vote for Powell.
That's actually when he WON my respect. All McCain/Palin offered were NO solutions and self defeating rhetoric. It takes guts to publicly support someone outside of your party affiliation when you believe they are right. Had he stuck he would have only done it for party loyalty...
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Old 04-16-2011, 04:50 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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It takes guts to publicly support someone outside of your party affiliation when you believe they are right.
He only supported Obama because Obama is black. Credibility went to 0. No Powell for me.
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Old 04-16-2011, 04:50 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Why not Condy Rice ?
Because She has never been a general and was pretty much a Bush Puppet. I'd vote Hillary or even PALIN before I would Condi...
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Old 04-16-2011, 04:52 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I agree with you! Too bad he doesn't want the job




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Not because he's black. And definately not because he's a Republican. Colin Powell seems to me to have always had 1 main ingredient the candidates of both parties lack. Integrity. I've never heard Colin Powell blindly get caught up in partisan politics. He follows his own logic and conscience regardless of who agrees with him and I admire that. Plus I think a former 5 star General would make an awesome Commander and Chief right now given our foreign quagmires...
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Old 04-16-2011, 05:01 AM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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Why not Condy Rice ?


YouTube - Condoleezza Rice Takes on Katie Couric Over Iraq Claims

Got my vote. I like the way she smiles politely as she destroys Katie Couric.
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Old 04-16-2011, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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He only supported Obama because Obama is black. Credibility went to 0. No Powell for me.
Powell is not some hoodrat so ignorant of politics that he'd vote just to see a black president if he felt that president would ruin the country. Powell is FAR too educated to place his support solely on race. If he cared about that he wouldn't be a Republican. Not all Black people are Obama fans. I was actually for Edwards and I voted for Obama as a lesser of two evils because the McCain/Palin ticket gave America a few far fetched reasons not to vote Obama but NO reason to vote for them. McCain couldn't keep his platform straight, stick to the important issues in a debate, or say anything that would make a rational American think he was ready to lead this country out of the Bush debacle. Powell saw that even when Limbaugh didn't.
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