Is Colin Powell a Turncoat?

by Ryan on August 13, 2008

in Election 2008,Politics

Some inside info from Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard indicates that not only will Colin Powell eventually endorse Obama, but may even speak at the Convention!  Powell denies all of this to ABC and “Roll Call”, but in today’s crazy political environment where you have Republicans for Obama (maybe they’re still awash in his saintly glow, though it’s more likely they are a well-funded front group) and McCain entertaining Lieberman on his ticket, I don’t know what to believe!

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goodtimepolitics August 13, 2008 at 5:49 pm

Do you think Powell lied when he told ABC that he would not be going to the democrats convention? Obama also is now saying to get tickets for the convention that people have to do (I think I heard 10) so many hours of public work! LOL

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Chris August 13, 2008 at 6:07 pm

Nothing surprises me! I think Powell has always been a litte on the bitter side since 2004.

Speaking of the convention, this one cracks me up: a shortage of limos for the liberals who will go to Denver for the Convention. Well, they could always find rickshaws or rent Priuses, but being holier than thou limosine liberals who don’t practice what they preach, they’ll be leaving their carbon footprint on the Rocky Mountain Region.

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Eric August 13, 2008 at 8:15 pm

I’m pretty sure the republicans for obama group youre referencing here isn’t the one the Obama people are backing. There isn’t any mention of Chafee or the other elected officials on the site mentioned here.

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wickle August 13, 2008 at 9:45 pm

I’m not sure what you mean by turncoat. Gen. Powell has always been his own man, not a party-line kind of guy. Some people who see the world as a dichotomy keep being surprised that he isn’t an ultra-Republican, but that’s something that we have known since the talk of him as Bob Dole’s running mate.

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Ajay Y October 20, 2008 at 11:21 am

I had a lot of respect for Colin Powell because he stood up for his beliefs against an administration that he did not support. It is odd, however that he is willing to stand up against the ideals of his party- that is, the idea that Government at extreme levels is a hindrance to the exceptional output of innovative and hard-working capitalists. The system is not perfect, but it is the system that made us the most influential power in the world. That Colin Powell is openly supporting Obama’s socialist-leaning ideologies goes against the very ideals that fueled Powell’s war-time heroism. Do we want CHANGE to the degree that Obama would bring? Marx would be proud, but it is a shame that more Americans aren’t more steadfast in their defense of the freedoms we enjoy and the ceiling-free stratosphere that is the envy of all other nations. Powell is not a turncoat; he is blinded by his bitterness toward Bush, and he is blinded by the floodlight of Obama’s charisma, eloquence and star power. He is not a deserter as much as he is another droning acolyte of the Chairman.

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