Colin Powell endorses Obama; Sununu, McCain go nuts

Obama Powell

Yesterday, Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama for president, explaining that he believes the incumbent has done a good job on the economy given the situation he was handed. As a former secretary of state and former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Powell also took serious issue with the foreign policy stances of Obama’s opponent, Mitt Romney, saying that ” I’m not quite sure which Governor Romney we would be getting with respect to foreign policy”:

“One day he has a certain strong view about staying in Afghanistan, but then on Monday night he agrees with the withdrawal. Same thing in Iraq. On almost every issue that was discussed on Monday night, Governor Romney agreed with the President with some nuances. But this is quite a different set of foreign policy views than he had earlier in the campaign. And my concern, which I’ve expressed previously in a public way, is that sometimes I don’t sense that he has thought through these issues as thoroughly as he should have, and he gets advice from his campaign staff that he then has to adjust to modify as he goes along.

INTERVIEWER: Are you concerned about the people that are advising Governor Romney?

POWELL: I think there’s some very, very strong neo-conservative views that are presented by the Governor that I have some trouble with. There are other issues as well, not just the economy and foreign policy. I’m more comfortable with President Obama and his administration when it comes to issues like what are we going to do about climate, what are we going to do about immigration? What are we going to do about education? Lots of things like that. I do not want to see the new Obamacare plan thrown off the table. It has issues, you have to fix some things in that plan. But what I see when I look at that plan is 30 million of our fellow citizens will now be covered by insurance. And I think that’s good. We’re one of the few nations in the world, with our size, population and wealth, that does not have universal health care.”

To which John Sununu, top surrogate for Mitt Romney replied:

“When you take a look at Colin Powell, you have to look at whether that’s an endorsement based on issues or he’s got a slightly different reason for endorsing President Obama. I think when you have somebody of your own race that you’re proud of being president of the United States, I applaud Colin for standing with him.”

Earlier in the day, Sen. John McCain lashed out at Powell as well.

“I think one of the sad aspects of his career is going to the United Nations Security Council and telling them things about Iraq that were absolutely false,” McCain said, going on to tell Powell that “you disappoint us and you have harmed your legacy even further by defending what has clearly been the most feckless foreign policy in my lifetime.”

UPDATE: Just in case anybody thought McCain merely had a bad moment, he repeated his childish little sniping today:

“Colin Powell, interestingly enough, said that Obama got us out of Iraq,” McCain said, standing outside of an American Legion hall. “But it was Colin Powell, with his testimony before the U.N. Security Council, that got us into Iraq.”

Sununu’s statement, which he later tried to back down, is deeply troubling. No one alive today possesses Powell’s level of experience at the highest levels of military and foreign policy, yet Sununu attempts to reduce him to a one-dimensional cartoon character motivated solely by racial affinity.

But personally, as I indicated yesterday in comments, McCain’s statement is more unforgivable. For whatever reason, Powell did indeed mislead the United Nations in his presentation regarding Iraq’s alleged possession of weapons of mass destruction, and he has acknowledged that as a blot on his record. But McCain was selling the WMD angle every bit as hard if not harder than Powell. Nobody in Congress was lobbying harder for an invasion of Iraq. Here is McCain in 2002:

Given that record, McCain’s swipe at Powell for his UN presentation comes off as extremely petty, utterly without dignity or integrity. It reveals the smallness of the man who uttered it. All in all, what McCain and Sununu have said tells us much more about their own character than it does about Powell.

– Jay Bookman

883 comments Add your comment

imjustsayin

October 26th, 2012
8:29 am

So, I guess it can be said that Sununu is voting for Romney because “… when you have somebody of your own race that you are proud of being president of the United States…” you stand with that person.

TaxPayer

October 26th, 2012
8:30 am

Party of White, your table is ready.

Adam

October 26th, 2012
8:31 am

When you take a look at Colin Powell, you have to look at whether that’s an endorsement based on issues or he’s got a slightly different reason for endorsing President Obama.

Oh, I wonder what POSSIBLE REASON he could be talking about….

stands for decibels

October 26th, 2012
8:32 am

I admit to stumbling and then choking on Sununu’s bit about “Lookie heah, nat’rully de colored man beez proud of de udduh colored man…”

what’s this post about again?

Adam

October 26th, 2012
8:33 am

Jay: McCain in 2002 video/quote/whatever-was-supposed-to-be-there is missing.

Adam

October 26th, 2012
8:33 am

How many cons are going to get on here and say racism doesn’t exist and that really, it’s the liberals who are pulling the race card (even though Sununu did it first)?

stands for decibels

October 26th, 2012
8:34 am

oh, McCain. Yeah, just when you think maybe you can go back in that water, you start hearing the Jaws theme all over again.

Lord Help Us

October 26th, 2012
8:36 am

Sununu bears a striking resemblance to Honey boo boo’s mom…

I shall, henceforth, call him…Sununu boo boo…

stands for decibels

October 26th, 2012
8:38 am

Honestly, on one level, I don’t have a problem with Generic Doughy Old Romney Spokesguy mentioning that it would be understandable for an African American to be proud of a fellow African American ascending to the nation’s highest office.

But you don’t do that if you are going to be quoted the day-of said Prominent African American’s Endorsement, for crying out loud.

We keep having conversations about who is “smart,” “intelligent,” etc. But we rarely realize that it’s really not about mental keenness; it’s about having some clue of the greater world around you and what sounds tone-deaf to those folks.

And repeatedly, Team Romney is just stupid, that way. There’s no other way to put it.

Goldie

October 26th, 2012
8:38 am

“I think there’s some very, very strong neo-conservative views that are presented by the Governor that I have some trouble with.”

Amen — we don’t want the same Bush advisers who brought us their version of “spreading democracy in the Middle East” anywhere near the White House again!

Thank you Gen. Powell! :)

rwcole

October 26th, 2012
8:39 am

Adam, all of the racists I know tell me that racism doesn’t exist anymore. True story.

Jay

October 26th, 2012
8:40 am

Videos now posted….

Keep Up the Good Fight!

October 26th, 2012
8:43 am

Like a pack of hyenas, if you step out of the lockstep line, the GOP will try to rip you to shreds as the keep moving to the extreme right.

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

October 26th, 2012
8:44 am

JAY

I liked Colin Powells comment against Iraq war…”if you break it, you own it…” but I don’t think it matters…I think you are a little dated regarding McCain and Sununu…they are going nuts today over ABC/WaPo poll…..probably having circle je*k as we speak..

Paul

October 26th, 2012
8:44 am

It’s sad when a man who’s been thu what McCain has been through, who has served in Congress as he had, goes this route.

Maybe he will demonstrate the integrity of a Colin Powell and acknowledge his statement was a blot on his record.

Sununu? He’s consistently inexcusable.

This is another example of how the radical fringe of the Republican Party has positioned itself as the mainstream. These (what’s the word?) ilk are not (what’s an example they will understand?) worthy to tie Powell’s shoes.

Jay

I’ve seen Sununu interviewed on Fox a few times over the past weeks.

He didn’t start going nuts with the Powell endorsement. The comment you cite is right in line with his typical delivery.

(BTW, blog, I’ve been increasingly struck by how expert guests on Fox make the most outrageous statements and the host blows right by them, no challenges, then goes on to the next question).

JKL2

October 26th, 2012
8:44 am

Demwits are all giddy about the guy they called “uncle tom” and “Bush’s lackey” has to say now that he has endorsed obama.

yawn…

If I didn’t know better, I’d say you plagarized this from Cynthia Tucker, Jay.

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

October 26th, 2012
8:45 am

LORD

Can deny the resemblance of Sununu to Honey Boo Boo’s mom…her name is June…

DannyX

October 26th, 2012
8:46 am

” I think there’s some very, very strong neo-conservative views that are presented by the Governor that I have some trouble with.”

The same views that helped shape the Bush disaster. Yet we now all we hear is the creepy “BENGHAZI” scream from Romney’s cult followers.

stands for decibels

October 26th, 2012
8:46 am

Adam, all of the racists I know tell me that racism doesn’t exist anymore.

Actually, I think I have a more popular truism from those…shall we say, “special” folks? Let’s not call names.

Just google “blacks are the “real racists”–the exact phrase. The depressing number of results returned, and the apparently genuine belief in this idea if you sully your beautiful mind by clicking some[1] of the links, might be illuminating.

———

1. of course, there are plenty of links deservedly mocking this idea.

Thomas

October 26th, 2012
8:46 am

The U.S. economy expanded at a slightly faster 2 percent annual rate from July through September, buoyed by an uptick in consumer spending and a BURST of government spending.

Hang in there Ben! We are almost there!

Bill Keller

October 26th, 2012
8:47 am

McCain is a tragic figure…even heroism has a limited shelf life.

Paul

October 26th, 2012
8:47 am

Goldie

Just the way Powell phased that remark, as well as others in the interview, shows his class, his restraint and his understanding of the power of words.

I’m sure that was all lost on many of those who took issue with him.

Jay

October 26th, 2012
8:48 am

As Jon Stewart describes the GOP position, “If a woman wants to have a baby via IVF, she can’t. Rape? She has to.”

TaxPayer

October 26th, 2012
8:48 am

The con desperation continues to grow and it’s an ugly growth.

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

October 26th, 2012
8:48 am

Is it just me or does everyone sense the desperation of the LIBS now that some polls have their guy behind? Still, BO needs 2008 turnout or he will be headed to the speaking circuit..can you imagine how much dough this guy will make on the Ivy league circuit alone??

Given the way things are going…whoever wins will lose…

Soulice

October 26th, 2012
8:48 am

“Sununu said — quote — “Well, I think when you have somebody of your own race that you’re proud of being president of the United States, I applaud Colin for standing with him.”"
This is going nuts?? Wow,love to see what you thought of E. Warrens rant on video last year.

Goldie

October 26th, 2012
8:48 am

“But McCain was selling the WMD angle every bit as hard if not harder than Powell. Nobody in Congress was lobbying harder for an invasion of Iraq. ”

So, does McCain have a bad case of Romnesia going on here? Hmmm… let me guess.

:)

stands for decibels

October 26th, 2012
8:48 am

He didn’t start going nuts with the Powell endorsement. The comment you cite is right in line with his typical delivery.

Paul, did you ever hear his spittle-flecked interview with On the Media about how Team Romney weren’t lying, dammit, about their “President Obama Wants to Send Checks to Lazy Negroes” ad campaign?

if not, check it out. It is a hoot.

http://www.onthemedia.org/people/john-sununu2/

JKL2

October 26th, 2012
8:49 am

Goldie- Amen — we don’t want the same Bush advisers who brought us their version of “spreading democracy in the Middle East” anywhere near the White House again!

Bringing terrorist organizations to power and spreading sharia law is sooooo much better than democracy. Thanks obama!

Bruce

October 26th, 2012
8:49 am

Powell is not Black. Neither is the President for that matter.

nelson

October 26th, 2012
8:50 am

“Spin City” is up early today, trying to spin a fabric of believability for Barack’s horrific leading of the failed Benghazi situation, first he “spins” it one way, then Hillary “spins” it another way, then Colin comes out of hibernation and “spins” it his way and finally Condi comes out and “spins” it her way. The only hard facts are that Barack cannot solve the Iran’s nuclear buildup he had no plan has no plan and will have no plan. He does not even have a plan for himself, except for the late night talk shows.

Jay

October 26th, 2012
8:50 am

sfd, Paul, I guess the telling point is that the Romney folks keep sending Sununu out there. They apparently like what he does.

Thomas Heyward Jr

October 26th, 2012
8:50 am

Blood-Stained…………….shame.

stands for decibels

October 26th, 2012
8:51 am

the desperation of the LIBS

SR, seriously? Those of us who follow the polling compulsively aren’t the least bit desperate. We’re feeling pretty good about our prospects these days. Romney’s bounce never amounted to enough to run the swing-states table, and it is looking like, absent some Deux ex machina type rescue, he loses by 20-30 EVs, just as the polling had it in early summer.

but carry on like you know differently if you like.

Jay

October 26th, 2012
8:52 am

“The only hard facts are that Barack cannot solve the Iran’s nuclear buildup he had no plan has no plan and will have no plan.

Nelson, if you believe that to be true, then you must also believe that Romney has no plan as well. Because as we saw Monday, Romney’s approach to Iran is “Me too.”

Patrick

October 26th, 2012
8:52 am

McCain Said–

“you disappoint us and you have harmed your legacy even further by defending what has clearly been the most feckless foreign policy in my lifetime.”

How ironic. I’m pretty certain McCain HAD to be speaking about HIMSELF and not Colin Powell. It doesn’t make any sense the other way around.

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

October 26th, 2012
8:52 am

JAY,

The GOP’s social policies are defined by Akin and Mourdock…sad but I still don’t beleive any changes to abortion or gay marriage will happen if Romney is elected.. like BO in his first 2 years ignoring the economy et al to focus on PelosiCare..Romney will follow the same course..

Do you suppose this crusades-like approach to women and gays is supported by a majority of GOP voters? He needs the votes and money is my premise…

RonG

October 26th, 2012
8:52 am

Unfortunately Powell is paying back the Republicans for Bush forcing him to lie to the world to justify Iraq. However Bush and Obama arguably the worst presidents in the history of this Republic are a result of a generation that had it too easy. God help us if Obama is re-elected.

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

October 26th, 2012
8:52 am

This is what the Cons are all gonna be lookin’ like on November 7th.

Heads be ’splodin.

wingding99

October 26th, 2012
8:53 am

These two buffoons have no right to criticize Powell for exercising his right to support whom he believes is more qualified. Just what we need – some neocons helping us back into action. Please, for the sake of the country, go away.

Goldie

October 26th, 2012
8:53 am

“Bringing terrorist organizations to power and spreading sharia law is sooooo much better than democracy.”

You forgot to add “which are the same aspirations of the religious extremists in America for governing America” …

You’re welcome — glad to be of assistance! :)

Keep Up the Good Fight!

October 26th, 2012
8:54 am

like BO in his first 2 years ignoring the economy et al to focus on PelosiCare

Wow, so I gues the stimuluous was passed in year 3 or 4? :roll: Perhaps if you stepped away from Faux you might actually become the “independent” thinker that you falsely claim to be.

bob

October 26th, 2012
8:54 am

Well the Republican party has just lost me

Lord Help Us

October 26th, 2012
8:55 am

‘Because as we saw Monday, Romney’s approach to Iran is “Me too.”’

WRONG! Romney will say it LOUDER!!!

SANDRA

October 26th, 2012
8:55 am

In a February 2003 speech to the U.N. Security Council, Powell alleged that Iraq was hiding weapons of mass destruction from inspectors and refusing to disarm. However, after the U.S. had invaded Iraq and overthrown Saddam Hussein, no weapons of mass destruction were found. I would not let Powell’s endorsement bother me — how credible can any thing he says be?

Jm

October 26th, 2012
8:55 am

“he believes the incumbent has done a good job on the economy given the situation he was handed”

Colin Powell. Not an economics expert.

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

October 26th, 2012
8:56 am

STANDS

Good morning..so there has been no gloating by our scribe or lefties about the polls when BO was ahead? C’mon man….the only difference now is that the GOP is tooting the polling horn..

BO will still win with strong voter turnout which can’t be projected…but the enthusiasm certainly isn’t what is was…I guess those college students are more concerned about getting work these days…I expect African American vote turnout to be interesting since the unemployment rate for same is deplorable..

Normal Free, Human Rights Thug...and liking it!

October 26th, 2012
8:56 am

Good morning all y’all…as To the Colin Powell endorsement, Well, I heard Glen Beck endorsed Romney…so it all works our, right? :)

Lord Help Us

October 26th, 2012
8:57 am

‘Colin Powell. Not an economics expert.’

Jm. Down to one marble…

Normal Free, Human Rights Thug...and liking it!

October 26th, 2012
8:57 am

Stevie Ray, I wonder if the early voting numbers have been compared to the poll numbers.

Paul

October 26th, 2012
8:57 am

stands

About the only charitable explanation I can have for Sununu is maybe we’re seeing here are examples of what we see in some unfortunate older people as their cognitive abilities disintegrate.

Otherwise, he’s simply a nasty human being.

But thanks for the clip.

Wild Bill

October 26th, 2012
8:57 am

I am retired military who served under General Powell. I am proud to have served for this superior soldier. I lean toward the Dems but respect his views on the President.

Jay

October 26th, 2012
8:58 am

Stevie Ray, Ginsburg is 79. Kennedy is 75. Breyer is 74. If any of those three leave the court during a Romney administration for whatever reason, Romney will have no choice but to appoint an anti-abortion replacement that will swing the majority against Roe v. Wade.

And then look out. Once that obstacle is removed, there is no way Romney or other Republicans will stand in the way of their base. What in Romney’s record suggests otherwise?

Hmmmmmmm

October 26th, 2012
8:58 am

and we are surprised about Colin Powell… I mean really. Jay you are pulling out all the stops, showing your obvious desperation. As an independent voter, I am completely impressed with Romney. He may get in office and completely lose my trust, but to put a total FAILURE back in office is not the answer! The only thing Obama has to run on is the excuse that he was given a bad hand from Bush… I mean how naive or stupid can you people be to vote for Obama..

DownInAlbany

October 26th, 2012
8:58 am

Sununu is embarassing and McCain a disappointment.

Derrick Hudson

October 26th, 2012
8:58 am

McClain is still sour because he got his rear end handed to him at the 2008 presidential election

Mick

October 26th, 2012
8:58 am

Mccain picked palin – nuff said. Mccain suspended his presidential campaign because of an economic crisis – nuff said. Mccain does not support mourdock one day, then endorses him the next – nuff said. Thank god our crazy uncle is not in the white house!!!

Purple Monkey

October 26th, 2012
8:58 am

To think that it all is coming down to this level of mentality is pathetic. If the American people vote in the Romney ticket they’ll get what they rightly deserve. I’m happy I ran away from living in the U.S. over a year ago. If i were still there I’d be going nuts worrying about what could possibly happen. As it is I’m freaked out at a distance with what I read and see. And this now puts sickeningly sweet [marshmallow white] icing on top of the empty angel food cake. If Romney possibly wins- I hope Obama runs away too. How empty and blind can people be? Obviously- very.

stands for decibels

October 26th, 2012
8:59 am

Wow,love to see what you thought of E. Warrens rant on video last year.

that “rant” is what her campaign proudly disseminated. It’s a major component of what’s going to get her elected, in all likelihood.

And this should be pretty obvious to you, but it’s not.

Your side’s refusal to listen seriously outside your echo chamber is what keeps you emotionally stunted, frankly.

AJ

October 26th, 2012
8:59 am

I opt for the theory that Powell is exhibiting the first stages of alzheimers!

Mary Elizabeth

October 26th, 2012
8:59 am

I have been disgusted by the mean-spirited, petty words of John Sununu for some time now. He has shown himself to be a snide, little man – time after time. His remarks continuously demonstrate that intelligence does not necessary equate with wisdom, insight, or class.

I realized in 2008 that John McCain unfortunately thinks in petty, not visionary, ways. However, I will acknowledge that McCain’s truthful reply to the older lady who had erroneously called Obama an Arab, in fear, showed an innate class and conscience to do the right thing, unlike the duplicitous and mean-spirited words of John Sununu heard in the video, above.

Lord Help Us

October 26th, 2012
9:00 am

‘Once that obstacle is removed, there is no way Romney or other Republicans will stand in the way of their base.’

And once that happens, the recoil against the GOP will change that party forever…

lcharlesh

October 26th, 2012
9:00 am

Enter your comments here

Jay

October 26th, 2012
9:00 am

“Stevie Ray, I wonder if the early voting numbers have been compared to the poll numbers.

Normal, those votes won’t be counted until election day, but in the swing states the campaigns have pretty much identified who their voters are by now. My understanding is that in Ohio at least, the Dems are quite happy about how many of their own voters have already cast ballots.

lcharlesh

October 26th, 2012
9:00 am

Praise the LORD

Tundra Dude

October 26th, 2012
9:01 am

we don’t want the same Bush advisers who brought us their version of “spreading democracy in the Middle East” anywhere near the White House again!

They’re baaack..the same clowns who assured us:
“The Iraqis will greet us as liberators”, and “This (war) will be over in weeks.”

[...] the article: Colin Powell endorses Obama; Sununu, McCain go nuts – Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog) [...]

Bill Housley

October 26th, 2012
9:01 am

I have always liked Powell a lot. I think he is one of the greatest leaders of our time. I disagree with him on this issue and several others, but I think he is a great leader.

I am disappointed with Sununu’s shallow comments, and I think that McCain should have approached Powell’s endorsement differently–digging up the WMD issue was cold, disrespectful, and off-topic.

Goldie

October 26th, 2012
9:01 am

“As an independent voter, I am completely impressed with Romney.”

Bwaaaaa — oh, I’ve got to go refill my glass of Chardonnay! It’s all over my keyboard…

:)

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

October 26th, 2012
9:01 am

KEEP,

Did you hear BO’s admission of focusing too much on Pelosi Care…the Stimulus was a complete failure…anytime I disagree with you I hear your bullfecalmatter deflecting to Fox News…weak..

Damn that Des Moines Register

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203897404578076841543944634.html

Don't Tread

October 26th, 2012
9:01 am

Speaking of endorsements, I hear Honey Boo Boo, Linday Lohan, and the Jersey Shore people have endorsed 0bama…But then again, what other result was to be expected?

Uncle Bernie

October 26th, 2012
9:02 am

This is strictly race based. Obama has been a disaster, but skin color is more important.

Soulice

October 26th, 2012
9:02 am

Hmm, the left has a loon and it is a single instance, non-issue, then you are no longer alloed to talk about it. The right has a loon and the entire GOP is just the same. There is a term for grouping a bunch of people and saying something derrogatory about them.

WIDTAP

October 26th, 2012
9:02 am

As long and Romney’s team can say “Powell is voting for Obama because he is Black” they don’t have to admit that they have alienated another moderate Republican.

Marr Samtula

October 26th, 2012
9:02 am

Why didn’t Colin Powell endorsed Herman Cain? Why didn’t he endorsed Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton?
Why Barack Obama? As a matter of fact how many president African Americans have been voting for through the years? Did anyone complain when Africans Americans voted Bill Clinton or any other white president?

I know people share different opnions, but can someone be fair?

TaxPayer

October 26th, 2012
9:02 am

And Obama won the foreign policy debate 56 to 33 percent.

Patrick

October 26th, 2012
9:02 am

Hmmmmm–

“As an independent voter, I am completely impressed with Romney”

Oh! YOU are the one! Thanks for coming forward. Most of us thought you existed only in legend.

Mick

October 26th, 2012
9:02 am

**digging up the WMD issue was cold, disrespectful, and off-topic.**

Politics is the blood sport of the spoken word…

Jefferson

October 26th, 2012
9:03 am

Mac had a chance without the air head vp, he should just head to the beer store.

Goldie

October 26th, 2012
9:04 am

“The Iraqis will greet us as liberators”, and “This (war) will be over in weeks.”

Tundra — and don’t forget the classic “and the Iraqi oil will pay for this war!”

LOL — and these GOP clowns want to get re-elected in November… bwaaaaa!

:)

Whatever

October 26th, 2012
9:04 am

Jay,

How about addressing this issue? Paid for by the Obama campaign.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2223316/Outrage-Girls-star-Lena-Dunhams-election-video-paid-presidents-campaign.html

This is disgusting. I can’t believe our society has come to this type analogy in politics. Obama needs to denounce this immediately.

Paula

October 26th, 2012
9:05 am

Personally, I am very disappointed in McCain. He was that one guy (R) that I always said I would vote for, then his picks Palin as his running mate. So much for that! Now he’s calling out Powell for making an endorsement of someone he feels is the country’s best choice and McCain doesn’t like it because it’s not a Republican?? What happened to that “Maverick” he claims to be?? McCain, you blow smoke just like every other party politician!

Georgia

October 26th, 2012
9:05 am

Sins of the Fathers.

Mr. Dana Beltrane

October 26th, 2012
9:05 am

Mr. Colin Powell is thinking like a nationalist, & not a Zionist lacquey.

sharon

October 26th, 2012
9:05 am

Neither one of these men are fit to stand on the same stage as General Colin Powell. McCain acts like a bitter old man suffering from little man syndrome

TaxPayer

October 26th, 2012
9:06 am

And that free Iraqi oil has already paid for that trillion dollar war.

Marr Samtula

October 26th, 2012
9:06 am

This is not an election about color or race it is about choice. How can people be so motivated to vote for Mitt Romney when he takes no consistent position on anything – acting a play dough.

If Romney is elected president he will be president for all Americans and he will definately take us on a “ONE WAY STREET” BACK TO BUSH!! Let use our intelligence and fair judgement and give the encumbent a second term.

Soulice

October 26th, 2012
9:06 am

@Jay You said: “Stevie Ray, Ginsburg is 79. Kennedy is 75. Breyer is 74. If any of those three leave the court during a Romney administration for whatever reason, Romney will have no choice but to appoint an anti-abortion replacement that will swing the majority against Roe v. Wade.”

We can only hope they stay on the bench 5 more years so neither loon gets to put one of their extremists in and we get an actual President in 2016.

Hmmmmmmm

October 26th, 2012
9:07 am

here we go…. the liberal code words… mean-spirited, petty, snide little man… Your right about one thing ME.. Intelligence does NOT necessary equate with wisdom, insight, or class… Anybody that votes for a complete failure proves your point quite well… Thanks.

andygrdzki

October 26th, 2012
9:07 am

Definition of Racism, 95% of African-Americans voting for Obama….. If that number is not based on race, don’t know what is……
A vote for Obama is a vote for free Obama phones, free Obama bucks, and free birth control pills, shall I continue.
And if you really think about it, take a step back, breath, and really look… You will realize that Romney controlled the last debate..
Obama was ready for Libya, and Romney did not take him there… Romney pushed the economy and won, hands down….
Oh, one more thing, Obama said fewer horses and bayonets, 3 time more bayonets now than in 1913. Also, in 2011, A British Army Lt., lead a bayonet charge against the Taliban in Afghanistan…. And while it is true the Army uses fewer horses, horses and mules are being used in Afghanistan in the mountains by Special Operations troops….

Goldie

October 26th, 2012
9:07 am

“This is strictly race based. Obama has been a disaster, but skin color is more important.”

Thanks for sharing your opinion about yourself, Uncle… it’s always a good idea to look in that mirror and then type.

:)

Great Latino

October 26th, 2012
9:07 am

I am very dissapointed in COLIN POWELL because clearly he is endorsing OBAMA based on RACIAL PREFERENCES. I consider his position to be wishy-washy, switing from Republican to Democrat. I’m frankly tired of liberals dividing this country in every which way posible, racial, social and spiritual. The real issue is the ECONOMY, with a strong PRESIDENT MITT, we can all afford to pay for our own Healthcare coverage and pay our mortgages. I think he will do a good job.

Mary Elizabeth

October 26th, 2012
9:07 am

The Gallup Poll this morning has shown that Americans – for the first time in five years – now think that their lives are getting better. After all that President Obama has methodically, and prudently, done to ensure the American people a better America than the one he inheritied, what a cruel misplacement of justice if Romney is elected president and, thereafter, takes credit for all the hard work and fortitude that President Obama has shown in seeing America through the greatest financial collapse since 1929.

RB from Gwinnett

October 26th, 2012
9:07 am

More of the AJC bringing you all the news the DNC wants you to hear.

TaxPayer

October 26th, 2012
9:08 am

After losing to Bush and Obama, McCain lost it himself. He reminds me of scout.

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

October 26th, 2012
9:08 am

JAY,

Historically the early voting outcomes do not have meaningful correlation to ultimate outcome but do provide some positive talking points..they are not definitive indicators…

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/obama-campaign-sees-edge-in-early-vote/

Frances Anne Hernan

October 26th, 2012
9:08 am

Before Powell was Secretary of State he was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, before that he had a long military career stating at West Point>Powell’s admission that his presention about WMD stacks up for him and not against him. I did not vote for Obama 2008, the reason I didn’t is I was afraid he wouldn’t listen to the Joint Chiefs and act too quickly to end the war in Iraq. Even though I voted for him in the primary, contributed, (not much) at the last minute I just didn’t send in my absentee ballot. This year I am proud to say I voted for President Obama.

weetamoe

October 26th, 2012
9:08 am

Colin Powell is a despicable dishonorable man who allowed (or even encouraged) an unnecessary investigation into the Plame outing, knowing all along that his own assistant Richard Armitage was responsible. All prosecutor Fitzgerald could manage after all the smears, breast beating and expense was conviction of Libby on a perjury charge which even Bob Woodward of Watergate renown suggests might have been wrong.
As far as Sununu’s comment, his condemnation should be at the bottom of a long list of the filthy racist comments directed at people of color who dare support conservatives or —horrors– run for office as republicans. And all the specifics you need are easily found and verified.

JamVet

October 26th, 2012
9:09 am

The most amazing thing to me is how an otherwise decent, intelligent man like Colin Powell ever climbed into bed with the deadly Bush/Cheney pigs in the first place.

He obviously shelved his common sense and moral courage for a few years by cuddling up to those scumbag failures – the biggest in modern American history. By a landslide…

Lord Help Us

October 26th, 2012
9:09 am

‘Anybody that votes for a complete failure proves your point quite well… Thanks.’

Did you vote for GWB in 2004?