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Rumor: McCain will pick Colin Powell as his Vice Presidential Nominee
www.mikefrancesa.com ^ | 07/28/08 | www.mikefrancesa.com

Posted on 07/28/2008 4:24:07 AM PDT by MikeFrancesa.com

I emailed the owner of this website and he told me a high ranking source said there is some buzz in Washington D.C. that John McCain will announce on Monday that Colin Powell has accepted his invitation to be his Vice-Presidential Nominee http://www.mikefrancesa.com/wordpress/?p=946


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1 posted on 07/28/2008 4:24:07 AM PDT by MikeFrancesa.com
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To: MikeFrancesa.com

Not a good choice.


2 posted on 07/28/2008 4:25:10 AM PDT by dforest (I had almost forgotten that McCain is the nominee. Too bad I was reminded.)
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To: MikeFrancesa.com

Dear God let this not be true!


3 posted on 07/28/2008 4:26:07 AM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: MikeFrancesa.com
I certainly hope this is not true.
4 posted on 07/28/2008 4:27:14 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (While our brave troops are shooting Al qaeda , Obama is shooting hoops, over and over....)
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To: raybbr

Powell has refused to even endorse anyone.

And he and his wife hate getting into National politics.

McCain would be stupid to do this because Obama already has the black vote sewn up.


5 posted on 07/28/2008 4:28:21 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: MikeFrancesa.com
This would certainly rally The Conservative Base (to not vote).
6 posted on 07/28/2008 4:29:06 AM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: MikeFrancesa.com

And it’s just a rumor, no different than hope.


7 posted on 07/28/2008 4:29:06 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: tiredoflaundry

Just more rumormill stuff. I doubt he would offer the position to Powell, and I do believe Powell is on record saying he will not be on any ticket. Besides, we all know that McCain needs to energize the ticket with someone younger and I don’t think Powell fits that bill.

I think this is just more info to keep McCain’s name in the news coverage, since the only way the media pay attention to him is through this kind of stuff.


8 posted on 07/28/2008 4:29:54 AM PDT by Laverne
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To: MikeFrancesa.com
Oh, goody!

It's the "McCain Will Pick Blank Blank Blank as His Running Mate Rumor of the Week!"

9 posted on 07/28/2008 4:29:58 AM PDT by Allegra (Ain't it grand? I'm back in the sand...)
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To: MikeFrancesa.com

Colin Powell is supporting Obama.


10 posted on 07/28/2008 4:30:14 AM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: MikeFrancesa.com

Epic bad choice. Might as well pick Lincoln Chafee... or Slick Willard *omney.


11 posted on 07/28/2008 4:30:15 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: All

Powell turned Bush down in 2000, said he did not want the politics involved in being Veep.


12 posted on 07/28/2008 4:30:21 AM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: Laverne
"I think this is just more info to keep McCain’s name in the news coverage"

I agree completely.
13 posted on 07/28/2008 4:32:02 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: MikeFrancesa.com
Worst candidate (R) in my lifetime... picks the worst VP candidate to run with... typical idiot mcnasty.

LLS

14 posted on 07/28/2008 4:32:35 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (REAGANISM... NOT communism!!!)
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To: MikeFrancesa.com

Powell is pro abortion. I doubt McCain would pick a pro abort for his VP.

Also, Powell is pro affirmative action. It would be strange for McCain to come out against affirmative action last week, and then select a pro affirmative action VP.

http://www.ontheissues.org/Colin_Powell.htm


15 posted on 07/28/2008 4:32:59 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: ConservativeMan55

To siphon off Obama voters McCain should pick a woman VP, not a black looking military man.


16 posted on 07/28/2008 4:33:30 AM PDT by Reeses (Leftism is powered by the evil force of envy.)
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To: MikeFrancesa.com

As pointed out here yesterday, Powell was behind
Hagel, who is with Obama.

So, it would show the absence of judgment if Sen. McCain does.


17 posted on 07/28/2008 4:34:13 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Reeses

Powell is also 71.

They could get the AARP vote lol.


18 posted on 07/28/2008 4:34:31 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: BunnySlippers

That’s what I thought too. I don’t think he’s made an official endorsement though.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1554812/Powell-ready-to-jump-on-Obama-bandwagon.html


19 posted on 07/28/2008 4:34:34 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: MikeFrancesa.com

Not a believable rumor.


20 posted on 07/28/2008 4:34:34 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: MikeFrancesa.com
Total Bullcrap. A rumour? A LAME rumour to boot. Powell is since years a defeatist and cut'n'runner on Iraq. He lambasted the US before an Arab audience. To finish things off Powell has endorsed Obama.

The suggestion that McCain would pick Powell is ridiculous at best.

21 posted on 07/28/2008 4:35:19 AM PDT by SolidWood (Obamarxislamism, the threat to our Republic!)
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To: ConservativeMan55
McCain would be stupid to do this because Obama already has the black vote sewn up.

Stupidity hasn't stopped him before.

22 posted on 07/28/2008 4:36:10 AM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: MikeFrancesa.com

Powell is a super-RINO. He won’t get any large number of blacks to vote for McCain, and will drive away conservatives


23 posted on 07/28/2008 4:36:17 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." -- George Orwell)
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To: Laverne
This is what I think is going to happen....The voices in my head tell me that when McCain announces his VP pick, we all will collectivly say, "didn't see that coming".

I wonder if all these "rumored names" are only being put out there to see them "crash & burn".

BTW my voices are wrong many times......... LOL ;0)

24 posted on 07/28/2008 4:36:30 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (While our brave troops are shooting Al qaeda , Obama is shooting hoops, over and over....)
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To: ConservativeMan55
McCain would be stupid to do this because Obama already has the black vote sewn up.

And everybody knows it. But there is a larger voting bloc which this might appeal to; guilty white people, who might be able to convince themselves that a vote for Powell is just like a vote for Obama.

25 posted on 07/28/2008 4:36:39 AM PDT by Bernard (If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember exactly what you said.)
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To: MikeFrancesa.com

That’s just nonsense. McCain will be looking at the numbers when he will make his choice. It’s not Powell.

And it’s a lot smarter to let the Dems pick theirs before McCain announces his.


26 posted on 07/28/2008 4:36:58 AM PDT by saveliberty (Prayer blizzard for the Snow family. Tony was a blessing unto us all. We will miss him.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Not trying to disrupt your McCain bashing... but you do know that it’s just an unconfirmed blabla BS rumour without base?


27 posted on 07/28/2008 4:37:04 AM PDT by SolidWood (Obamarxislamism, the threat to our Republic!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Truth is McCain could put Hillary on his ticket and 2 days later the McCainiacs would be telling us all how conservative she is.

Truth is McCain will do as he pleases cause he knows you ain’t got nowhere to go. LOL


28 posted on 07/28/2008 4:38:40 AM PDT by dforest (I had almost forgotten that McCain is the nominee. Too bad I was reminded.)
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To: Bernard

Why assume that the rumor is true? People believe it. People talk about it and write about it. But it doesn’t mean that it’s true.

Why announce a VP now and lose the advantage of picking someone to outdo Obama’s VP?


29 posted on 07/28/2008 4:38:55 AM PDT by saveliberty (Prayer blizzard for the Snow family. Tony was a blessing unto us all. We will miss him.)
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To: MikeFrancesa.com

Horrible, Horrible move on his part if this is true.


30 posted on 07/28/2008 4:39:22 AM PDT by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: indylindy

Not true. The R’s know that voters could stay home.


31 posted on 07/28/2008 4:40:09 AM PDT by saveliberty (Prayer blizzard for the Snow family. Tony was a blessing unto us all. We will miss him.)
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To: MikeFrancesa.com

I emailed the owner of this website and he told me

LOL!


32 posted on 07/28/2008 4:40:14 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ('GOP' : Get Our Petroleum)
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To: raybbr

He keeps f-ing up on so many other levels, so this is probably true.

I give up.


33 posted on 07/28/2008 4:42:20 AM PDT by a real Sheila (Just say NObama!)
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To: MikeFrancesa.com

He doesn’t qualify as a Republican let alone a RINO!


34 posted on 07/28/2008 4:42:38 AM PDT by dalereed (both)
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To: saveliberty

That probably will happen anyway. I guess we will find out election day. Or maybe months later after they sort through all the cheating and allegations of fraud.


35 posted on 07/28/2008 4:42:48 AM PDT by dforest (I had almost forgotten that McCain is the nominee. Too bad I was reminded.)
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To: rabidralph
And it’s just a rumor, no different than hope.

Hope for change.

Because hope can keep change alive, when change might otherwise remain unhoped for, or unchanged.

36 posted on 07/28/2008 4:43:07 AM PDT by IncPen (We are but a moment's sunlight, fading in the grass ...)
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To: ConservativeMan55

O does indeed have the black vote.
There is NO black person that M could choose that would sway blacks to vote for him.
Picking Powell would be obvious pandering and it would even turn off a lot of whites who currently support him.


37 posted on 07/28/2008 4:43:57 AM PDT by a real Sheila (Just say NObama!)
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To: saveliberty
The R’s know that voters could stay home.

Maybe he will choose Ron Paul!!!!!! /sarc/sarc/sarc!!!!!!

runs like hell

38 posted on 07/28/2008 4:45:24 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (While our brave troops are shooting Al qaeda , Obama is shooting hoops, over and over....)
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To: MikeFrancesa.com
Mike Francesa needs a mansierre.


39 posted on 07/28/2008 4:45:41 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: MikeFrancesa.com

Did you just register here to post what you were saying to yourself?

Besides, didn’t you read then rules, NO ADVERTISING.


40 posted on 07/28/2008 4:46:56 AM PDT by dalereed (both)
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To: MikeFrancesa.com

Incontrovertably, it is Rice.

Irrefutably, it is Lieberman.

Positively, it is Hagel.

Absolutely, it is Bloomberg,

Huckabee,

Romney,

Jeb Bush,

Crist,

Hillary Clinton,

Bill Clinton,

et al.


41 posted on 07/28/2008 4:47:02 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: indylindy

There will be fraud. There will be incompetence. Both of these occur in each election. How much of an impact varies.

It doesn’t mean that we all agree that it’s worth throwing in the towel.

If you want to, that’s your choice. I choose differently.


42 posted on 07/28/2008 4:49:42 AM PDT by saveliberty (Prayer blizzard for the Snow family. Tony was a blessing unto us all. We will miss him.)
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To: tiredoflaundry

LOL


43 posted on 07/28/2008 4:50:32 AM PDT by saveliberty (Prayer blizzard for the Snow family. Tony was a blessing unto us all. We will miss him.)
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To: MikeFrancesa.com

I call complete and utter BS.

Powell’s gonna vote for Obama for one. Secondly, he has nothing he brings to the table to round out McCain, like economic experience.


44 posted on 07/28/2008 4:50:35 AM PDT by spacejunkie01
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To: MikeFrancesa.com

It is Romney. This is not what I believe. This is from the insider information.


45 posted on 07/28/2008 4:51:11 AM PDT by bmwcyle (If God wanted us to be Socialist, Karl Marx would have been born in America.)
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To: MikeFrancesa.com

Wonderful, two RINOS.


46 posted on 07/28/2008 4:51:12 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Obamamaniacs idiot's one and all !)
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To: TomGuy

LOL


47 posted on 07/28/2008 4:51:24 AM PDT by saveliberty (Prayer blizzard for the Snow family. Tony was a blessing unto us all. We will miss him.)
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To: Bernard
And everybody knows it. But there is a larger voting bloc which this might appeal to; guilty white people, who might be able to convince themselves that a vote for Powell is just like a vote for Obama.

The Democrats could have nominated Robert Byrd in past years, dressed him in his Grand Kleagle gowns, and they still would have won 90% of the black vote. This would be a move more likely to appeal to the soccer moms and Volvo Republicans.

I doubt Powell would do it, though. He has a better life on corporate boards and making speeches than he would as VP. He did give McCain $2300 so I don't think he'd be Obama's VP.

48 posted on 07/28/2008 4:53:08 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: bmwcyle

And all insiders have perfect and total knowledge.

LOL

I don’t think so. Why pick a VP and announce before the Dems have theirs? If Obama has an advantage now, why not let him go public first and get a better VP to undo this lead?


49 posted on 07/28/2008 4:53:20 AM PDT by saveliberty (Prayer blizzard for the Snow family. Tony was a blessing unto us all. We will miss him.)
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To: MikeFrancesa.com

Had the rumor been Condaleeza Rice and not Powell I might have actually choked on my coffee a bit, thinking he is going after the women and some minority votes.

But Powell??

Not a chance in hell, he would be flushing his candidacy down the toilet the instant he announced it.


50 posted on 07/28/2008 4:53:54 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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