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    Lawrence O'Donnell: Colin Powell Is Ready To Endorse

    When Colin Powell turns off his TV after the final presidential debate, he will have learned everything he is going to learn about the candidates vying to succeed his former boss, George W. Bush. Powell has made it clear that he has been thinking about an endorsement for a long time but wanted to hear more from the candidates before making his choice. It now seems beyond doubt that Colin Powell will endorse Barack Obama and thereby hammer the final nail in the coffin of the Republican campaign to hold onto the White House.

    The recent ugliness of the McCain-Palin rally audiences cannot be lost on Colin Powell. And Powell is not one to ignore a 14 point lead in a New York Times poll. But most important for Powell and the press will be his explicit rejection of the Bush-McCain approach to Iraq, Iran and the rest of the world.

    Powell's endorsement will be perfectly timed to dominate a news cycle or two. It will give Obama the one thing he still needs more of--credibility as Commander-In-Chief. And Sarah Palin's speechwriters will be hard pressed to come up with a condescending quip about it.


    OHHH SNAP!

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    I have always had a huge amount of respect for Colin Powell. Good to see him endorsing Obama.

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    He lost whatever respect he had by pushing Bush's lies. Nigerian yellowcake and aluminum tubes?

    You sold your soul. Obama doesn't need you. Back to irrelevancy and embarrassment where you belong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    He lost whatever respect he had by pushing Bush's lies. Nigerian yellowcake and aluminum tubes?

    You sold your soul. Obama doesn't need you. Back to irrelevancy and embarrassment where you belong.
    Word. After the fact, and now he is against the Bush/McCain doctrine? Why is he still relevant?

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    If he endorses Obama there are any number of people who will say it's due to race.
    'Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.' Ben Franklin

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    Colin Powell lost all credibility when he shook hands with the devil. He supported Bush. Enough said.



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    Quote Originally Posted by buttmunch View Post
    If he endorses Obama there are any number of people who will say it's due to race.
    Tell me that isn't the EXACT SAME THING I thought!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    He lost whatever respect he had by pushing Bush's lies. Nigerian yellowcake and aluminum tubes?

    You sold your soul. Obama doesn't need you. Back to irrelevancy and embarrassment where you belong.
    Exactly.

    And Republicans would just spin it to be 'Powell's just backing Obama becomes he's black.'

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    Which is ironic, because don't many consider him to be a sell out (same with Condoleezza Rice)?

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    Tell me that isn't the EXACT SAME THING I thought!!!
    Urm, that's the EXACT SAME THING you thought. (How'd I do?)
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    I love Collin Powell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bychance View Post
    Which is ironic, because don't many consider him to be a sell out (same with Condoleezza Rice)?
    And I was one of those people until 9/11. Powell earned a lot of respect from me after he showed REAL leadership during that time unlike Bush. But then Powell lost my respect again when he lied to push the war through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcap72 View Post
    And I was one of those people until 9/11. Powell earned a lot of respect from me after he showed REAL leadership during that time unlike Bush. But then Powell lost my respect again when he lied to push the war through.
    Didn't he walk after it became clear that there were no WMD's??

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    Quote Originally Posted by McJag View Post
    I love Collin Powell.



    Me too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AgentOrange View Post
    Didn't he walk after it became clear that there were no WMD's??
    But he admitted, after he walked, that he knew there were no WMDs when he went before Congress and the U.N.

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