Colin Powell not endorsing Obama - yet.

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  1. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    Great interview with Powell. He likes Obama, but says he's known Romney for a long time and refers to Mitt as a "good man." I think he'll endorse the POTUS again and that he might be waiting for the right time. I wish Powell would run!

    http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012 … ing-obama/

    1. Teddletonmr profile image71
      Teddletonmrposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      In the interview with Matt, Colin Powell seems to be looking for the best deal. Didn’t he have a falling out with the Republican Party / Bush and Chaney? Maybe it’s time to mend a few fences in the Republican Party; the left after all is taking the U.S too far left for the majority of conservative minded folks. That believe we are heading for another recession fueled by talk of higher taxes, and overreaching big government ultra-liberal bureaucrats. smile

    2. Ramsa1 profile image59
      Ramsa1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Powell has lost whatever luster he once had. This is a man who should have known better than stand with Bush in sending American troops to invade Iraq. And now that the Iraq vets are back on American soil, how are they being treated? What does Powell have to say about this?

    3. profile image0
      Sooner28posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      He attacked Romney's foreign policy team.  He also came out in favor of gay marriage, and openly argued with Sean Hannity.  I think you're right.  He will endorse Obama, but it will be a cautioned one, rather than the more excited one like in 2008.

    4. livelonger profile image93
      livelongerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      He's being non-partisan while he has a book to sell (which - surprise, surprise! - was released a couple of days ago). Endorsing Obama now would alienate 1/2 of his potential book purchasers. smile

  2. Mighty Mom profile image81
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Dismaying, in my view.
    That interview says a big, fat nothing.
    Powell is hedging his bets and talking out of both sides of his mouth.

    Oh wait.
    Read the last line.
    There it is!
    Seems pretty obvious he is fishing for a cabinet position under Romney.

    A mighty man once.
    Now just another game player.
    Sad.

  3. feenix profile image61
    feenixposted 6 years ago

    In my opinion, Colin Powell is one of the most overrated figures in the United States of America.

    Contrary to what many have been led to believe, his record as a member of the U.S. Army was only about average; however, the reason why he rose to such a high rank is he is an opportunist who has a knack for inserting himself into the right place at the right time.

    In fact, when he was the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the admiral and all of the other generals in that body were far more qualified for the lead position than he was. And one of the reasons why that was case is when Powell was on active duty, he was never the head of a large Army command. He was what old soldiers like myself describe as a professional staff officer. 

    Finally, the reason why Powell never ran for president, and never will, is he is only out for himself. And besides, in his heart-of-hearts, he knows that he does not have what it takes to handle that job.

    Thus, if or when Powell endorses Obama, my reaction will be, So what, who in the hell cares?

  4. Mighty Mom profile image81
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    All of a sudden Colin Powell is all over the news.
    Says he has "no problem" with gay marriage.
    Is he a Republican still?

    1. habee profile image94
      habeeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I've always had a lot of respect for Powell, but he's hard to figure. In 2008, he endorsed Obama and donated $ to McCain. Maybe he likes everyone? lol

      1. Teddletonmr profile image71
        Teddletonmrposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Colin Powell is simply looking to make a deal, professional staff officer, not a leader, says it all...

  5. The Suburban Poet profile image81
    The Suburban Poetposted 6 years ago

    Many liberals want Cheney and Bush to be tried for war crimes; Colin Powell gave the speech to the UN making the argument for war yet Democrats seem to give him a pass. Is this true?

    1. profile image0
      Sooner28posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Powell did not endorse torture.  He also claims he was misled by the Bush administration, and in personal terms, did not ask enough questions.

      The war crimes are for torture, not for simply invading Iraq, though that itself was a bad idea also.

      A lot of conservatives seem to forget the Geneva Convention did happen tongue.

      1. The Suburban Poet profile image81
        The Suburban Poetposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I'm against torture but just as an academic exercise I was under the impression that Al Queda behaves in ways that would deem them to be "unlawful combatants" and therefore not covered by the conventions rules.

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          Sooner28posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Yes they do.  What's your point?

  6. carol3san profile image60
    carol3sanposted 6 years ago

    I believe if Colin Powell endorses Mitt, or if he endorses Potus, it will make little to no difference in this year's election.  I happen to admire Colin Powell, but I don't believe his endorsment will carry much weight.

  7. Cagsil profile image80
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    I personally don't care what Colin Powell has to say on anything. He is nothing more than a used up puppet, soon to be dangling in someone's closet.

    When this Country decided that it was going to circumvent education for the sake of the military industrial complex which is presently installed, it was realized that the dumbing down of American citizens had begun.

    Since Colin Powell is part and parcel leaders of said Military Industrial Complex, it would render anything he has to say, worthless/meaningless/a joke or use any other terminology you want.

  8. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago

    He's black, so he'll vote for Obama...



    hey!!  you kids get out of my office.

    you better not be posting under my username again mad

    1. profile image0
      Sooner28posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      AS IF ALL PEOPLE OF THE SAME RACE AUTOMATICALLY VOTE FOR THE CANDIDATE WHO IS THE SAME RACE THEY ARE!

      How racist.  African Americans have been voting Democrat for a long time, from Clinton to Obama.  I didn't know Clinton and Gore were African American...

      1. Cagsil profile image80
        Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Hey Sooner, relax. He was just going by what another thread on HubPages forums insinuates would happen. lol

      2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
        Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        It wasn't me man, it was those damn kids. yikes

  9. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    He was loved and defended by the right until he decided to support Obama...

  10. The Suburban Poet profile image81
    The Suburban Poetposted 6 years ago

    He just doesn't have any credibility. He now acts like Cheney handed him a piece of paper and said, "Read this." Now he wants to be taken seriously as he drifts to the left. Compare him to Eisenhower who famously warned us about the military industrial complex. That wasn't a man who could be dismissed because he was a hero. He led the Allied Forces during WWII. So when he say's something that is controversial to Republicans he is extremely dangerous because he walked the walk. Powell on the other hand is a joke. He was tricked. Really? Sorry man... go away. You had your chance to stand up to Cheney and Bush and you didn't. Or is it that you believed the data? Or is it that you knowingly lied? That's the problem. He's too sketchy.

    1. Cagsil profile image80
      Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      +1

 
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