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.