Colin Powell for President?

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Colin Powell for President?
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Mon, 09-20-2010 - 5:08pm

As I was checking my mail on yahoo, I saw an article about Colin Powell and it got me thinking...how many of you would support Powell if he was running for President? I know quite a few people (liberals and conservatives, here and IRL) who wanted him to run years ago but I'm wondering if opinions have changed since then.



Btw, here is a snippit from the article, as well as a link to the full article:



Powell, a former general and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on the show that he considers himself "a moderate Republican." But though he was once courted as a GOP presidential candidate, he now looks increasingly out of place in his party of choice. He said he hopes moderate Republicanism will survive.



"I have very, very moderate social views, and I'm pretty strong on, on defense matters. And I think there is a party in there that wants to come out," he said.



Powell declined to say whether he would endorse Obama in 2012. In 2008, he bemoaned Rush Limbaugh's effect on the GOP and said Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin had pushed the party rightward. Limbaugh and former Vice President Dick Cheney fired back, saying Powell was no longer a Republican.



http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20100920/us_yblog_upshot/colin-powell-says-he-doesnt-hire-illegal-immigrants



Chrissy


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Mon, 09-20-2010 - 5:15pm

Oh no...

no...no...no

After his performance at the UN in the lead up to the Iraq War, I would have no desire to vote for him. Thousands of troops are dead or injured and (arguably) over a hundred thousand Iraqis are dead. Nope...that little "mistake" of his disqualifies him to be commander-in-chief IMHO.

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Mon, 09-20-2010 - 5:19pm
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Mon, 09-20-2010 - 5:21pm
That among other things. No thanks. I'd have no faith in him.


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Mon, 09-20-2010 - 5:33pm

Might have once because I thought he was a moderate but to me he has shown that he really is a liberal except on military issues.

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Mon, 09-20-2010 - 5:44pm

He wouldn't run.

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Mon, 09-20-2010 - 5:47pm

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Mon, 09-20-2010 - 6:01pm
Before the UN incident...Yes. I think he was a reasonable man. Conservative in some ways..moderate in others, but very trustworthy.
Now?
No. I do not trust him after that song and dance at the UN.
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Mon, 09-20-2010 - 6:09pm

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Chrissy


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Mon, 09-20-2010 - 6:16pm
Not surprised, but given this was the most shared Yahoo! headline and newstory yesterday, I'm not sure the retraction, or clarification, will have as much weight as him telling David Gregory that he's got illegal immigrants all over his house.
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Mon, 09-20-2010 - 6:24pm
Except Rush is technically a human and Powell is simply a RINO.

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