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  •  That's a scary combination right there (5+ / 0-)

    And it would drive a dagger through HRC's general election campaign from the moment Powell was announced.

    •  Dems MUST assume this will be the ticket. (3+ / 0-)

      We have to plan for the worst case scanario. So, as I said, if you truly and honestly think Hillary stand a chance in hell against that ticket, then I'd like to see what kind of drugs you're on.

    •  I think if Obama is our nominee Powell sits out. (5+ / 0-)

      If Hillary is our nominee, Powell could be McCain's running mate.

      If I were McCain, he'd be the first person I called.

      •  Would Powell consider being a running mate to a (0+ / 0-)

        3rd party?  Just like that crazy dude that ran with Perot?  Only Powell will know where he is..

      •  Powell's political career is done. (5+ / 0-)

        What in the world would Colin Powell bring to the table for John McCain?

        Foreign policy experience?  McCain's got it in spades.

        No, Powell does nothing except remind voters of the lies and deceptions used to drag us into Iraq.  And although McCain supports "finishing the job" or whatever in Iraq, he's not going to go out of his way to remind voters how we got there.

        I used to like Colin Powell.  Used to respect him.  But I say now, with quite a bit of satisfaction, that his political career is D-O-N-E.

        •  The Race Card (0+ / 0-)

          Would be cancelled out (vs. Obama) or played (vs. Clinton)

          Having Powell ostensibly allows McCain to woo black voters.

          I'm not clear if Powell has any political life left, but if that is the ticket... it's pretty scary.

          I never had respect for the guy (think: Mai-Lai Massacre cover-up), but I can see how other people would have respect for him.

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          by sacrelicious on Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 10:10:28 AM PST

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      •  Powell would be another... (0+ / 0-)

        Cheney in that I doubt he'd be interested in succeeding in 8 years.  Rep's may have a difficult time with that considering how fractured they are now.  

        Now, if McCain can take over now, and the base can somehow get behind him, maybe that won't be a problem.

      •  i thought Colin Powell (1+ / 0-)
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        ruled out a political run. Did I not hear that a while back?

        -7.38, -5.23 One day we ALL will know the truth about the 2000 presidential election. God help us all.

        by CocoaLove on Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 07:57:41 AM PST

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      •  Backup for my assertion above: (1+ / 0-)
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        mjd in florida

        "Asked what he thinks of Barack Obama's political success this year, former Secretary of State Colin Powell had this to say yesterday on PBS: "I'm terribly excited, I'm impressed, and I'm happy for Barack Obama." You can watch the video here.

        As AFP notes, Powell urged Americans to "enjoy this moment where a person like Barack Obama can knock down all of these old barriers that people thought existed with respect to the opportunities that are available to African-Americans."

        "He is putting himself forward not as a black man but as an American man who wants to be president of the United States of America," Powell added. "We should see Barack as a candidate for president who happens to be black, and not a black candidate for president."

        So, as I said earlier, I think if Obama is our nominee, POwell would be much less likely to accept the VP nod from John McCain.

      •  Why Call Traitor Central? (0+ / 0-)

        Powell lied to America to help Bush get his war.  He should not be on any list for anything.  He worked hard through the years to make a name for himself and in the blink of an eye, threw it all away.

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