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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-08 08:41 AM
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21. CNN has just confirmed it as a BREAKING NEWS item!!

Colin Powell endorses Obama

CNN) -- Former Secretary of State Colin Powell announced Sunday that he will be voting for Sen. Barack Obama, citing the Democrat's "ability to inspire" and the "inclusive nature of his campaign."

He has both style and substance. I think he is a transformational figure," Powell said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

"Obama displayed a steadiness. Showed intellectual vigor. He has a definitive way of doing business that will do us well," Powell said.

Powell, a retired U.S. general and a Republican, was once seen as a possible presidential candidate himself.

Powell said he questioned Sen. John McCain's judgment in picking Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate because he doesn't think she is ready to be president.

He also said he was disappointed with some of McCain's campaign tactics, such as bringing up Obama's ties to former 1960s radical Bill Ayers.

Powell served as secretary of state under President Bush from 2001 to 2005.

The notion of a Powell endorsement has been rumored for several months.

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  -Stick a fork in it! Powell just endorced Obama! tmfun  Oct-19-08 08:13 AM   #0 
  - Just announced on MSNBC! nt  sufrommich   Oct-19-08 08:14 AM   #1 
  - I just started applauding!!  Tesla   Oct-19-08 08:15 AM   #2 
  - YES!!!!!  southern_belle   Oct-19-08 08:15 AM   #3 
  - Now the repubs will call Colin some very vile names  Philosoraptor   Oct-19-08 08:16 AM   #4 
  - Just went over to the freeper site  Jeanette in FL   Oct-19-08 08:23 AM   #7 
  - That's all the RW Radio Hatemongers will be talking about next week.  lpbk2713   Oct-19-08 08:27 AM   #11 
  - hopefully it will take away from the Palin SNL stuff  JI7   Oct-19-08 08:18 AM   #5 
  - Endorsed by a WAR CRIMINAL. How can that be good??  dkofos   Oct-19-08 08:21 AM   #6 
  - A war criminal with tremendous respect across the country.  Zynx   Oct-19-08 08:24 AM   #8 
  - No respect here. I still remember him lying his ass off at the UN for BUSH.  dkofos   Oct-19-08 08:27 AM   #12 
     - and what kind of endorsement was it ?  bahrbearian   Oct-19-08 08:40 AM   #20 
  - So, I guess you are going to ignore Powell's slams on McCain, and his glowing talk about Obama?  SurferBoy   Oct-19-08 08:26 AM   #10 
  - YES He is just as vile as bush himself.  dkofos   Oct-19-08 08:30 AM   #15 
     - Actually, watch PBS' documentary "Bush's War" and you'll see how Powell was lied to by the neo-cons  SurferBoy   Oct-19-08 08:39 AM   #19 
        - That just makes him a gullible WAR CRIMINAL  dkofos   Oct-19-08 08:41 AM   #22 
  - Valid point and I am no Powell supporter  malaise   Oct-19-08 08:29 AM   #13 
  - I feel the same way you do but MOST of the people don't have a clue.  OmmmSweetOmmm   Oct-19-08 08:30 AM   #14 
  - Kaboom! went the McCain campaign!  SurferBoy   Oct-19-08 08:24 AM   #9 
  - THREE October Suprises just this weekend.  Unbowed   Oct-19-08 08:35 AM   #16 
  - Oh God  JustAnotherGen   Oct-19-08 08:37 AM   #17 
  - Kick!  Heidi   Oct-19-08 08:37 AM   #18 
  - CNN has just confirmed it as a BREAKING NEWS item!!  Douglas Carpenter   Oct-19-08 08:41 AM   #21 

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