Colin Powell endorses Obama again

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Colin Powell endorses Obama again
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Sat, 10-27-2012 - 9:34am

http://www.capitolhillblue.com/node/45452
Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell on Thursday endorsed Barack Obama’s bid for re-election, citing the Democratic president’s efforts to wind down the war in Afghanistan and tackle terrorism.

“I think we ought to keep on the track that we are on,” the Republican, who also backed Obama in 2008, told “CBS This Morning,” adding, “I voted for him in 2008 and I plan to stick with him in 2012.”

The move comes just days after Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney clashed over foreign policy in the third and last presidential debate ahead of the November 6 election.

Polls show Obama and Romney neck and neck. A Reuters/Ipsos online tracking poll gave Romney a 1-point edge on Wednesday, 47 percent to Obama’s 46 percent.

Obama’s campaign was quick to promote the endorsement in a video statement released about 30 minutes after Powell’s appearance.

Powell criticized Romney’s foreign policy as inconsistent and questioned the former Massachusetts governor’s ability to tackle the deficit and looming defense cuts.

“I’m not quite sure which Governor Romney we’d be getting with respect to foreign policy,” Powell said, calling Romney’s foreign policy “a moving target.”

As for the U.S. budget, he added: “It’s essentially, let’s cut taxes and compensate for that with other things, but that compensation does not cover all the cuts intended or the expenses associated with defense.”

Powell has been critical of Romney’s foreign policy advisers and has taken issue with the former business executive’s stance on countries such as Russia.

A moderate Republican, Powell served under President George W. Bush. Some of Romney’s advisers are more conservative veterans of the Bush administration.

“There’s some very, very strong neo-conservative views that are presented by the governor that I have some trouble with,” Powell said on CBS.

He added that other issues such as the economy and education also loomed large in his continued support for a second term for Obama.

 


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Thu, 11-01-2012 - 8:36am

Different name.....Same babble.

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Registered: 10-17-2012
Wed, 10-31-2012 - 10:45pm

Actually, I just heard Kasich tout his reforms just yesterday.  But he probably isn't making a "big deal" out of it because he knows Obama will lie and try to take credit...and, unlike Obama, Kasich is not under any political pressure at the moment so he doesn't need to try and sell anything to the public.

And Obama's "good job?"  High unemployment, a stagnant economy, costs up, income down and four dead Americans in Libya.  If that's you're idea of a "good job"...well...than you have very, very low standards.  But you are right in one sense...that Obama is a big part of the reason we have the job numbers we do...unfortunately those job numbers are bad...really, really bad.  thank goodness Romney will be taking over in January.  Maybe then we can start seeing a real recovery.

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Wed, 10-31-2012 - 8:34am

Well, if Kasich is responsible for the un-employment rate falling....why isn't he touting it at every rXr rally?      Why is it a big secret?    Answer:   Because Obama and Strickland are the reason we have so many jobs now.   It's programs set into motion by Obama and Srtickland that are now paying off.   I guess "Rush Baby" hasn't told his sheeple what to say about this yet.   Doesn't want his sheeple knowing what a great job Obama has done.

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Tue, 10-30-2012 - 6:50pm

Strickland is gone and he isn't coming back.  Kasich is governor and his policies are bringing unemployment down and spurring economic growth that eludes much of the rest of the country.  You should be happy...you should send Kasich a thank-you card. ; )

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Tue, 10-30-2012 - 9:59am

Strickland put a deal in motion five years ago.   When he was Governor.   A lot of what he started is now working.  Ohio is building new plants.   He worked to get 4 new plants, about 3 miles from me,  just a few years ago.  They will be opening in a month.    Obama saved many jobs here.     Kasich saved about 150 jobs  for Hallmark.    Kasich is a joke.

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Mon, 10-29-2012 - 5:33pm

If the improvements in Ohio's economy were due to either Strickland's or Obama's policies, then the improvements would have happened when those policies were instituted.  Instead, the improvements, not coincidentally, occurred after Kasich was elected and after Kasich's conservative policies were enacted.

And you're right...Kasich doesn't want to advertise Ohio's economic improvement too loudly because he knows that Obama will lie and try to take credit for the improvements...possibly fooling gullible voters.

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Mon, 10-29-2012 - 12:42pm
>"“Obama has really taken a tough position — maybe it’s a position few Americans understand — on China,” says Tim Burga, president of the Ohio AFL-CIO. “As a result of the tariffs on steel and tires, we’ve created jobs in Ohio.”"< Quote from... http://swampland.time.com/2012/10/26/in-ohio-china-is-a-potent-campaign-weapon/

 


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Mon, 10-29-2012 - 12:37pm
"The Prez should be re-elected." ITA!

 


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Mon, 10-29-2012 - 8:40am

Ummm.... the auto bail out happened before Kasich took office.  Many plants that are auto related have had a surge in employment.  They are building NEW steel plants.  Strickland helped to bring them back from CHINA.     Please check facts before making a statement.  

I will repeat.   Kasich doesn't want it known that un-employment is 6% in Ohio.   There is only one reason why he's remaining silent.   

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Sun, 10-28-2012 - 6:15pm

The impovements in Ohio's economy are directly attributable to policies enacted by Governor Kaisch and nothing that Obama or his destructive policies have done.  If Powell was an honest broker, there is no way he could endorse Obama for a second term.

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