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Wed May 23, 2012, 04:45 PM

Colin Powell questions Mitt Romney's foreign policy: "C'mon, Mitt, think."

“C’mon, Mitt, think.”

So said Colin Powell on Wednesday as he assessed Mitt Romney’s foreign policy views. Powell, appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” said he wondered what Romney was thinking when he heard that Romney had declared that Russia was the top geopolitical foe of the United States. Powell said Romney’s comment about Russia was “catching a lot of heck from the more regular GOP foreign affairs community who were kind of taken aback by it.”


http://www.boston.com/politicalintelligence/2012/05/23/colin-powell-questions-mitt-romney-foreign-poilcy-mon-mitt-think/25VTqB0NFABPeG24H4VQ2H/story.html

Powell also came out in support of gay marriage:

http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05/23/colin-powell-on-gay-marriage-i-have-no-problem-with-it/

And smacked down Hannity today:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/05/23/1094234/-Colin-Powell-Schools-Hannity-on-Wright-Ayers

So, while I know a lot of DUers don't like Powell and think his opinion is as worthless as a used square of toilet paper, he's still a well respected Republican who carries a pretty good amount of sway with moderate voters. So, I don't think this is a bad thing at all.

Good for Powell.

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Reply Colin Powell questions Mitt Romney's foreign policy: "C'mon, Mitt, think." (Original post)
Drunken Irishman May 2012 OP
Life Long Dem May 2012 #1
Drunken Irishman May 2012 #2
LiberalFighter May 2012 #3
SoutherDem May 2012 #4
SoutherDem May 2012 #5
rhett o rick May 2012 #6
SoutherDem May 2012 #8
tanyev May 2012 #7
SoutherDem May 2012 #9
Drunken Irishman May 2012 #10
jenmito May 2012 #11

Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 04:58 PM

1. Some of Romney's advisers are the same far right advisers Bush used.

 

"I don't know who all of his advisers are but I've seen some of the names and some are quite far to the right and sometimes they, I think, might be in a position to make judgments or recommendations to the candidate that should get a second thought," Powell told MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

Romney's advisers include some veterans of the Bush administration. An informal outside adviser is former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton. Of 24 "special advisers" on national security and foreign policy, 16 served in diplomatic or political roles for Bush.

http://news.yahoo.com/powell-critical-romney-foreign-policy-team-174115361.html

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Response to Life Long Dem (Reply #1)

Wed May 23, 2012, 05:06 PM

2. It's scary, isn't it?

I know some DUers like to openly mock Obama by saying he was Bush's third term. Well, they ain't seen nothin' yet. Wait until you REALLY get a Bush third term.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 05:13 PM

3. I'm wondering now

If Mitt-witt thinks Russia is the top foe is that based on right wing dirt bags or the church of Mormons?

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #3)

Wed May 23, 2012, 05:24 PM

4. I think what has happened was

he want to be "Reaganistic" so he will look conservative. He had a copy of what Reagan said back in 1980 when he was running for President, then Russia (USSR) was the top foe.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 05:46 PM

5. Let me get this right

so far Romney is in favor of war with Iran and No Korea, and now Russia is our greatest foe. It sounds like if Romney wins, not only will the lower and middle class have no health care, no social safety net, but our kids will once again be going to a multi front war. Should someone remind Romney that Russia has lots of nukes on missiles which can get to our country in 30 min. He can't protect the rich in a Nuclear War with Russia.

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Response to SoutherDem (Reply #5)

Wed May 23, 2012, 06:13 PM

6. There wont be a nuclear war with Russia. The corporate over-lords need

the threat to make bazillions off the war industry. Nuclear war is now pointless between the major countries.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #6)

Wed May 23, 2012, 07:11 PM

8. Your right about the bazillions

but, until there are no nuclear weapons, I always consider nuclear war a possibility, either through stupidity, misunderstanding or accident. With Rmoney I just consider a better chance for stupidity.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 06:27 PM

7. Even worse, didn't Mitt frequently refer to the Soviets and the Soviet Union?

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Response to tanyev (Reply #7)

Wed May 23, 2012, 07:13 PM

9. Like I said above

Rmoney is reading a script from 1980.

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Response to SoutherDem (Reply #9)

Wed May 23, 2012, 07:19 PM

10. And he was hoping Chen Guangcheng would be to Obama as the Shah was to Carter.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 07:54 PM

11. There's no way he'll endorse Romney. I hope he'll endorse Obama again. People respect him. n/t

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