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Posted on 05/22/2012 7:33:21 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA
WASHINGTON (AP) Former Secretary of State Colin Powell is declining to renew the endorsement he gave Barack Obama four years ago, when he called Mr. Obama a transformational figure.
Mr. Powell called presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney a viable candidate and said hes still listening to Republican proposals. Mr. Powell, who served under President George W. Bush, also said, I dont want to throw my weight behind someone at this point in the campaign.
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Colon must have got a few too many hits to his head - "throw my weight"? Who the hell are you kidding?
Don’t care what the racist Colin Bowell thinks.
He was a dumbass for endorsing Hussein in 2008.
General Colin Dumbass.
No General Powell, you OWN Barack Obama. In fact he’s wearing your name around his neck.
At this point, Powell is a friggin nobody. His only trading factor now is that he happens to be black - and Obama has plenty of those endorsements to go round. He lost any credibility he ever had as a Republican the minute he ceded his endorsement to pure racism.
I don’t care what this dishonorable pr#ck thinks.
He knew the truth about the Plame affair and kept his mouth shut, almost allowing Scooter Libby to go to prison.
He has always been a squish.
As a so-called “Republican” he voted for Obama, a no-nothing, and did not even vote for a man who had least served in the military and was in his own party.
If there is a black person on the ballot, it’s not a mystery who he’ll vote for. Last election stamped racist on his forehead. Obama voter, bank on it.
If he THREW his weight behind Barry Sotelo Hussein, then there isn’t any WEIGHT left in my opinion for him to throw around.......now. It’s too late. He already THREW it. Like a tossed ball, you only get one chance to throw your weight. Unless he is evolving, not flip flopping...
Powell lost any credibility he had when he showed that he was a racist in 2008 by supporting Obama simply because of the color of his skin.
I dont want to throw my weight behind someone
As an unaccomplished, affirmative-action racist and career bureaucrat who goes in whatever direction the political winds are blowing, what possible “weight” could you have with anyone, Powell?
For that matter, I can think of about 2 or 3 public figures whose “endorsement” I might actually care about. Even then, it would have no influence on my vote.
Not getting the importance of endorsements....
Wait, is he saying that being of the same pigmentation doesn’t make him the most excellent leader of all time???
Gimmick to make himself relevant.
The obamamedia will fret over and over about whether Powell will go for obama or not.
This will go on until early November when Powell will come out with his endorsement of obama.
Juan McCain was exactly the type of moderate reach across the aisle squish that RINO's like Powell said we should nominate.
A turd doesn't weigh that much.
Colin Bowel / Santorum ... the dream ticket of the makers of x-lax
I’m sorry but, I too share the disdain for this Republican turncoat, but this is a big deal, Colin Powell’s refusal to outright endorse Obama at this time.
Rest assured the Obama camp considers this announcement a slap in the face, and it will resonate with others.
Perhaps the underlying plus for our side is that Colin Powell’s reticence may give others “permission” to begin to question their vote for Obama.
You could be wrong.
It might be mid to late October.
Powell showed his true colors last election. Skin color is more important to him that any thing else.
If we can rely on his personal record with this kind of stuff, he will shilly-shally to the bitter end, then support the sure favorite!
Routinely displaying such spineless and irresolute political values renders you irrelevant and truly laughable. If he had any political capital to spend, it is worthless by now.
Don’t be so sure that Powell will endorse Obama
Romney may do what he did in 94 in Mass when running against Teddy
If Mitt thinks he can get the support of dissatisfied democrats by going left he will and that may be enough for Powell
This will go on until his next appearance on Meet the Press.
Powell playing cute - waiting to see what Obama will promise him in return for an endorsement.
Colin Powell is a pathetic, weakling, has been. How he ever got to be a General is beyond me. Oh wait he’s black.
I’ll bet Mitt is losing a lot of sleep waiting for that endorsement.
This shows that his FBI files must be filled with little tidbits and that in order to "get along" so that his family can feed at the federal trough he needs to make himself this dancing clown and minstrel for the democrat/african american power brokers.
Just look at this. Can you even imagine a SECRETARY OF STATE!! acting like a dancing clown?? A 4-STAR GENERAL!!!! carrying on like a fool. A dancing little fool.
I'd like Colin to support Obama and be done with it. Who cares what this affirmative action, box checking REMF supports or doesn't support? I'm more interested in what Kanye thinks? hahahhaha. Dance fool, dance for your money...... dance like the little man you are. Pathetic.
Wasn’t this scumbag Powell supposed to “fade away” like a real soldier?
Rush would have had a field day with the titular head of the Republican party. Sadly we get Mark Doofus instead.
Maybe he’ll endorse Bammy after he declares he favors gay marriage and gays in the military showers.
Oh, wait. . . . .
“Still listening to Republican proposals”
Mr. Secretary General has an outsized view of his own importance.
Screw off, Powell, because you don’t matter anymore. Besides, we know who you’re going to support. So quit the charade, because we’re not fooled.
The real question is not who Colin Powell will support, the real question is how Powell is adjusting to the Depends he now wears.
Go sh*t in your hat, Mr. powell.
What happened, Colin? Did Obama suddenly change colors?
Doesn’t matter now. Pottery Barn rules.
It’s not like you (CP) get a do-over, a fresh second chance.
He's also clearly not smart enough to admit he made a mistake in 2008.
Brutha’ Powell been hittin’ that jug o’ Ripple befoh lunch agin’!
Fifty bucks to the The Salvation Army sez that in the end Powell will fold and endorse The One again.....or he’ll not endorse ANYBODY! He’s not about to say anything AGAINST Zero!
And yes, Tucker39, he won't say ANYTHING against his “brutha”; you can be sure of that
To all of you: Powell is a racist POS. He is an embarrassment to the uniform he wore.
It is time to oppose the same sorry mistakes that McCain and the RINO Party made in 2008.
It is also time for us as Conservatives to recognize and avoid making the same sorry mistakes that WE made in 2008.
One mistake that we made in 2008 was to revert back to the old days when we were known as The Silent Majority. We grumbled, held our noses, and Caved-In as all good RINO sheep are expected to do.
Our Silent Caving-In in 2008 created the problem that MANY Conservatives refused to vote for McCain.
IF we behave in 2012 as RINO Sheep and Cave-In to whoever the RINOs endorse, nominate and support, then we Conservatives are no better than our RINO U.S. Representatives and Senators who always Cave-In.
This election is for ALL of the marbles! We cannot afford to play the old RINO game that caused the defeat of McCain to Marxist Obama in 2008.
Obama is much stronger politically now than he was against McCain in 2008, but the RINO Party refuses to consider that reality.
It is time to DUMP ROMNEY who is obviously to weak of a candidate to beat Obama.
The Delegates need to choose in an OPEN Convention a strong NON-RINO Nominee who can soundly defeat Obama, and coat-tail U.S. Senators and Representatives into Congress.
Romney is not that man: DUMP ROMNEY!
We must learn from the mistakes made by the McCain Campaign and rub the collective noses of the RINOs in it!
Romney is counting on the old Classical Conservative Cave-In.
I can hear Romney now: You have no choice but to vote for me. Ill be even more severely Conservative than I was when I rammed through Romneycare. Trust me, I know how The Economy works. Etc, etc., etc.
The battle to win back a CONSERVATIVE White House is starting to break wide open!
I don’t give a rats rear what Powell says or does anymore. He might as well stick with the ugly want-to-be girl he helped to bring to the dance.
Perhaps we can get ‘Stormin’ Norman’ Schwarzkopf to distract this racist black guy while someone gets in close for a quick kick . . .
General Powell was only a republication because Nixon brought him into the White House as a Lieutenant colonel.
Best laugh of the day.
“General Powell was only a republication...”
LOL, ‘republication’...love it!
“Wasnt this scumbag Powell supposed to fade away like a real soldier?”
Real soldier? He is a disgrace to all our Real Soldiers...past, present and future!
“He is an embarrassment to the uniform he wore.”
IMHO he was merely an affirmative action general. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time, when the Army needed to “prove” that it held equal opportunity.