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TeamJordan23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:19 PM
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Halperin: There is an organized effort underway to get some big name Republicans to endorse Obama
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 01:21 PM by TeamJordan23
Possibly before the Convention and maybe even have someone speak at the Convention.

Details are still developing, but Halperin has pictures of Hagel, Colin Powell, and Scowcroft on his blog.

http://thepage.time.com/2008/07/23/republicans-for-obam...
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Alter Ego Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:21 PM
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1. Scowcroft, eh? Daddy's national security man?
That would piss off Baby Bush, I think.

I don't want Powell's endorsement. He's part of the reason we're in this Iraq mess.
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:23 PM
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3. I will take Powell's endorsement in a heartbeat--just because he's
fallen out of favor on DU doesn't mean he's not still very popular to the average low-info moran American voter.
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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:35 PM
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10. exactly
I can't stand him, but Murcans seem to think he's the bee's knees.

or, they might think an endorsement from Powell would be race-based, as they do with every other African American. I can't tell any longer.
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Cosmocat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:44 PM
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12. Eh ....
he is "popular" cause he shut his mind/mouth and got behind Buscho ...

The moment he stands behind a D he will be a douchebag to them like anyone else ...
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:50 PM
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14. With good reason he's fallen out of favor
with high informationers but I'll take your endorsement of Powell and raise you one for the reasons you stated :)
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:26 PM
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7. Scowcroft was chastizing the dim one today...
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 01:26 PM by babylonsister
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:17 PM
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16. He was against the Iraq war from day one - he just didn't make a lot of noise about it

He was however very clear (as was Baker) that they disagreed with it.
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montanacowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:22 PM
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2. Powell is the Kiss of Death to Obama
He could not even consider the War Criminal Powell to open his filthy maw at the convention; if he was stupid enough to do this, that would be the end of his career
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:25 PM
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5. No he's not. I agree, he shouldn't speak at the convention, but I'll
welcome his vote.
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Clovis Sangrail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:27 PM
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8. disagree
I think Powell still carries an awful lot of weight with people on the right and in the middle.
If he comes clean on the rush to war in Iraq I think he'd be an asset to Obama.
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Cosmocat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:46 PM
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13. Please ...
what has the right done to ANY other person who has come out against Bushco ... They evicerate him ...

Powell shut his mind/mouth and got behind these idiots and was a good little poster boy for Hannity et all to blab about ...

The MOMENT he stands behind BO he will be a douchebag like everyone else who has broke ranks ...

GIVEN that Powell sold out to the pukes to begin with, you can live without him ...
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Clovis Sangrail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:43 PM
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17. the right will do/does the same to anybody on Obama's side regardless /nt
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:51 PM
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15. Powell's not the kiss of death..
good for him if he grew a conscience.
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Liberal_Stalwart71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:23 PM
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4. Hagel has basically already endorsed Obama. I'm waiting on Powell
because if he endorses Obama, it's over for McSame. Powell is a beloved figure among Independents. What better way to redeem himself after his complicit participation in this administration's crimes...
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:25 PM
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6. Your post gives us food for thought. You might be right. nt
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:33 PM
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9. GHWB?
lol
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:37 PM
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11. I already had Hagel figured in.
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Colobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:46 PM
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18. Bring them over!
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