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(Rumor): Signs that Republican Colin Powell will support Barack Obama for president
www.nydailynews.com ^ | October 17th 2008 | THOMAS M. DeFRANK

Posted on 10/17/2008 11:57:58 AM PDT by Publius804

Signs that Republican Colin Powell will support Barack Obama for president

By THOMAS M. DeFRANK

DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF

WASHINGTON - After months of playing political Hamlet, Colin Powell is finally ready to tell America who he likes for President - and the smart money says Barack Obama is Powell's choice.

Sources close to the retired four-star general and American icon cautioned that Powell's support for Obama over John McCain might stop short of a formal endorsement when he's interviewed on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday.

Given Powell's cautious nature, he might decide to make his endorsement of Obama implied, rather than explicit. Even so, a well-informed source told the Daily News:

"After Sunday people aren't going to have any doubt who he's voting for."

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008endorsements; colonpowell; itrustcolin; mccain; obama
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1 posted on 10/17/2008 11:57:59 AM PDT by Publius804
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To: Publius804

wasn’t he just on a music video with PDIDDY?


2 posted on 10/17/2008 12:00:16 PM PDT by DrHannibalLecter
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To: Publius804

Powell is unpopular and mistrusted by the left and right.

Therefore, his endorsement of Obama is a negative factor for the The One.


3 posted on 10/17/2008 12:00:52 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Publius804
Wow a RINO is going to support a Socialist Democrat.

YAWN!

4 posted on 10/17/2008 12:00:57 PM PDT by rocksblues (Hockey Moms are tougher than Soccer Moms)
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To: Publius804

Implied is all the MSM need.


5 posted on 10/17/2008 12:01:06 PM PDT by JZelle
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To: trumandogz

I never liked Powell - he always struck me as a diva.


6 posted on 10/17/2008 12:01:43 PM PDT by Publius804 (McCain-Palin '08)
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To: Publius804

So basically, in the end, it comes to race for Powell. How sad.


7 posted on 10/17/2008 12:01:57 PM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: Publius804

Doesn’t surprise me. Watch the rats embrace this endorsement after bashing him for lying about the WMD. They are all hypocrites and this endorsement means nothing.


8 posted on 10/17/2008 12:02:06 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Publius804

So... A moderate liberal is going to support a lunatic left liberal. The MSM will go nuts over this and try to make it into a 3 day news story, I can hardly wait.


9 posted on 10/17/2008 12:02:38 PM PDT by jerod (They were pro-abortion, for gun control & wanted a cleaner environment at all cost - The NAZI party)
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To: Publius804
Signs that Republican RINO Colin Powell will support Barack Obama for president

Sorry, I just had to do that.

IMHO, much ado about nothing. Powell is, thankfully, no longer mainstream. I don't see this as having much of an impact.

10 posted on 10/17/2008 12:02:59 PM PDT by upchuck (Law of Logical Argument: Anything's possible if you don't know what you're talking about. => nObama))
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To: Publius804

“American icon”. What nonsense.


11 posted on 10/17/2008 12:03:02 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: Publius804

In fact, having a Black Republican like Colin Powell endorse Obama gives credence to the theory that blacks will vote for a black man over a white one.

I wonder how that will go over in Murtha’s “racist” district? LOL.


12 posted on 10/17/2008 12:03:03 PM PDT by rom (Keep Senator Government from Spreading YOUR Wealth! McCain/Palin '08!)
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To: Publius804

McCain does not want or need an Endorsement from Colin.


13 posted on 10/17/2008 12:03:09 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Publius804

A 95%er . . .

Probably 0bama’s strong support of our millitary , right ?


14 posted on 10/17/2008 12:04:24 PM PDT by lionheart 247365 ((Socialism . . . the catalyst of mediocrity))
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To: Publius804

Oh no this might push obamas support among african americans from 97% to 98% or even 99%


15 posted on 10/17/2008 12:04:24 PM PDT by edzo4 (Vote McCain, Keep Your Change)
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To: Slapshot68

“So basically, in the end, it comes to race for Powell. How sad.”

######

The bottom-line on this mediocre and highly forgettable, affirmative action no-talent.


16 posted on 10/17/2008 12:04:27 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Obama will deliver America on a Leash to an envious world.)
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To: Publius804

General, we are grateful as a nation for your service.

With that being said, I don’t give a fig who you endorse. Especially at this late stage of the game - could you be any more of a front runner?

Your chance to play in the big leagues of presidential politics ended in 1995 or so.


17 posted on 10/17/2008 12:04:33 PM PDT by Loyolas Mattman ("Oh, God Love Ya'...Stand Up for Chuck!!!" - Joe Biden)
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To: Publius804

Powell has already donated the max to McCain. He has given nothing to Obama.

I wouldn’t worry about Powell.


18 posted on 10/17/2008 12:04:38 PM PDT by theophilusscribe
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To: Slapshot68

“So basically, in the end, it comes to race for Powell. How sad.”

Exactly...


19 posted on 10/17/2008 12:04:41 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.)
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To: Slapshot68

“So basically, in the end, it comes to race for Powell. How sad”

Ding Ding Ding....we have a winner


20 posted on 10/17/2008 12:04:45 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: trumandogz
McCain does not want or need an Endorsement from Colin.

You gotta be kidding. While a Powell endorsement of Obama is likely to be a non-event (dog bites man story), such an endorsement of McCain would be huge.

21 posted on 10/17/2008 12:04:58 PM PDT by Chet 99 (Vote McCain/Palin, or this will be our future: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTb5EFZmgbs)
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To: Publius804

I respect Powell, but this is nothing but identity poltics. If Obama were not black, Powell would never endorse him.

Period.


22 posted on 10/17/2008 12:04:59 PM PDT by nhwingut (,)
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To: Publius804

This is all speculation. It wouldn’t surprise me if he endorsed Obama, but we really don’t know until he says something. All this is is media rumor-mongering.


23 posted on 10/17/2008 12:05:34 PM PDT by Aggie Mama
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To: Aggie Mama

Amen. Race trumps all.


24 posted on 10/17/2008 12:06:41 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Publius804

Is anyone really surprised?


25 posted on 10/17/2008 12:06:55 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Go, Sonics! And take the Mariners with you.)
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To: Chet 99

Powell was fired by GWB!

McCain does not need that smell around him.

Powell is damaged goods.

McCain needs to seek the endorsement or Rummy!


26 posted on 10/17/2008 12:07:21 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Publius804

“He be my homey”.


27 posted on 10/17/2008 12:07:37 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Publius804

Aw, the all knowing “Sources close to” again. Hannity may be right, 2008 may be the year journalism (as we know it)died.


28 posted on 10/17/2008 12:08:01 PM PDT by Peter Horry (Mount Up Everybody and Ride to the Sound of the Guns .. Pat Buchanan)
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To: Publius804

I agree with Christopher Hitchens who said Powell is the most over-rated person in history.


29 posted on 10/17/2008 12:09:07 PM PDT by AnnGora (I am unique. Just like everybody else.)
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To: nhwingut

Powell was always a RINO at best. He was a Republican by convenience only. His sympathies have always been mildly liberal, and now that he’s been retired for quite a while, my guess is that he is now moderately liberal or worse. His racism is about to show on Meet the Press. His Black racism. Doing exactly what all the Blacks squawk about, voting based on someone’s race alone. Ok, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Don’t be surprised Obama/Powell/Biden when Pennsylvania goes for whitey John McCain. What goes around comes around.


30 posted on 10/17/2008 12:09:46 PM PDT by flaglady47 (It's crunch time, folks.....)
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To: Publius804

If he endorses Obama then he is back in play as a powerful public figure.

If he endorses McCain then he slides off into his obscure retirement.


31 posted on 10/17/2008 12:10:14 PM PDT by ansel12 (America's favorite baby boomer, Sarah Barracuda. Hell, she's a natural-born world-shaker.)
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To: Publius804; trumandogz; rocksblues; JZelle; Slapshot68; jersey117

I’m gonna wait until Powell speaks before passing judgment on what he might do. He contributed $2,300 to McCain’s campaign, and he has previously said Obama is not qualified to be POTUS. So this could be some political ploy to improve his ratings, whereby he then endorses McCain in front of a larger audience. I really don’t know, but that makes as much or more sense as some media rumors.


33 posted on 10/17/2008 12:13:30 PM PDT by impeachedrapist (Bill Clinton, as Arkansas Attorney General did you make Juanita Broaddrick pay for her rape kit?)
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To: ansel12

no he’ll look like just another black person for Obama and that will be bad for powell. Powell had respect because he seemed to transcend race.


34 posted on 10/17/2008 12:15:06 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm not Joe the Plumber. But I want to be like Joe the Plumber.)
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To: Publius804
I wonder how Powell would enjoy serving under a snot-nosed, liberal, cut-defense-spending by 30%, elitist, rich kid?
35 posted on 10/17/2008 12:15:49 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Publius804
Why shoudn’t Powell support Osama.After all The Anointed One once courageously considered joining the Army as a “yute” whereas McCain only served as a Navy officer for....how many years?
36 posted on 10/17/2008 12:17:16 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Obama:"Ich bin ein beginner")
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To: Publius804

It won’t have any effect. Colin has been out of the public eye for too long.


37 posted on 10/17/2008 12:18:32 PM PDT by TexanToTheCore
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To: trumandogz
Therefore, his endorsement of Obama is a negative factor for the The One.

You are so wrong. Non-thinking people will only see the color brown and yell "Hurrah!".

38 posted on 10/17/2008 12:18:55 PM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: Publius804
Sources close to the retired four-star general and American icon cautioned that Powell's support for Obama...

Maybe the "Another African American for Obama" bumper sticker on Powell's car was the dead give-a-way.

39 posted on 10/17/2008 12:20:08 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I'm just going to spread YOUR wealth around - Barack HUSSEIN Obama.)
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To: Publius804

I’m sick of RINO’s and if Powell does endorse the communist for President, I will have no respect left for him. I will see it as a “black” thing totally as far as I go. However, I’ll wait and see, but it won’t cut any ice with me either way anyway.


40 posted on 10/17/2008 12:20:36 PM PDT by Twinkie (DEMOCRATS ARE SOCIALISTS / COMMUNISTS . . .)
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To: trumandogz

Disagree.

Like him or not, he has foreign policy credentials that people will take notice of.


41 posted on 10/17/2008 12:20:59 PM PDT by dmz
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To: Publius804

Well color me surprised!

(Pun Intended)


42 posted on 10/17/2008 12:21:57 PM PDT by Califreak (As seen on TV: S.A.R.A.H!-Sane Americans Are Against Hussein-Obama!)
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To: rocksblues
Wow a RINO is going to support a Socialist Democrat.

It's more like this, A black RINO will support a black Socialist dem.

43 posted on 10/17/2008 12:22:22 PM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: Publius804

Just like he was SUPPOSED to speak at the DNC convention???


44 posted on 10/17/2008 12:22:50 PM PDT by dubie
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To: Publius804

Not a surprise from this leftward RINO POS, who became a General through affirmative action, political correctness, and kissing ass, little more.


45 posted on 10/17/2008 12:23:28 PM PDT by DocH (Osama Obama: Leader of an America-Hating Socialist /Black Nationalist Sleeper Cell)
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To: Publius804

This could hurt...but wasnt Powell for the WAR? In fact gave the intelligence for the war!

I dont think Powell will stab John in the back.


46 posted on 10/17/2008 12:23:44 PM PDT by Texas4ever (!WHO IS OBAMA?)
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To: AnnGora
I agree with Christopher Hitchens who said Powell is the most over-rated person in history.

It's funny that no one ever said anything like that when he was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. Only when his politics did not fall in line did that cry arise.

47 posted on 10/17/2008 12:24:37 PM PDT by dmz
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To: Publius804

Princess Powell about to bestow her royal favor...such an ego...


48 posted on 10/17/2008 12:24:53 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Publius804

I didn’t believe it when Bill Kristol said it months ago. I didn’t believe it earlier today. I don’t believe it now.


49 posted on 10/17/2008 12:25:55 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Publius804
Did someone mention Hamlet??

I prefer the sequel.....


Monday, August 18, 2008

Hamlet II: Claudius Strikes Back

(.

Hamlet could have done better had he had a pair of droids.




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50 posted on 10/17/2008 12:26:19 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Teachers open the door. It's up to you to enter. Before the late bell. When I close the door.)
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