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globeandmail.com: Powell tells B.C. crowd he might vote for Obama


IAN BAILEY
JUNE 13, 2008

VANCOUVER -- Colin Powell, the former Republican secretary of state, says he is not ruling out a vote for Barack Obama, the presumed Democratic nominee for president.

While Mr. Powell served in the administrations of two Republican presidents, he suggested yesterday his support for presumed Republican nominee John McCain is not a forgone conclusion.

He noted that although both he and Mr. Obama are black, he would not cast a vote for the Illinois senator on the basis of race. "I will vote for the individual I think that brings the best set of tools to the problems of 21st-century America and the 21st-century world regardless of party, regardless of anything else other than the most qualified candidate," Mr. Powell said at a news conference before delivering a speech to about 800 people attending a leadership forum at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

"Both of them certainly have the qualifications to be the president of the United States, but both of them cannot be," he said.

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A nice guy, but a has been! He is now irrelevant I am sorry to say, he dug his own grave while playing a long a bunch of murderers.
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Still making the news, I'm sure either candidate would be more then happy to receive his endorsement.

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The interpretation seems clear enough -- 'I'm not wild about either of 'em', just like most folks...

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^ yep

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He would be an awesome VP for Obama.
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He noted that although both he and Mr. Obama are black, he would not cast a vote for the Illinois senator on the basis of race.

This comment sounds a little racist to me,,, why would he even mention color of skin?
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He is one of the few republicans that earned my respect.
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I fear taxes from Obama. I fear piss poor management from McCain's party. I fear there will not be a competitive third choice. When will this country grow up?
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