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Written by J.P. Franklin

August 20, 2008 at 4:45 pm

Could Colin Powell be Obama’s Veep?

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There has been a lot of buzz on the interwebs today that Colin Powell will likely announce his support of Barack Obama and may even speak at the Democratic convention.  This coming just two days after Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, who is overseeing organization of the convention, hinted that Obama’s VP pick may have a military background.The Night that the VP pick is scheduled to speak is also the night that is dedicated to veterans and their families.

I think Colin Powell could be the perfect pick for Obama.  Powell has quite an impressive resume.  He is a retired Army General, former National Security Adviser, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Secretary of State. There has been a lot of talk about Chuck Hagel being a possible choice as a show of bipartisanship by Obama.  Selecting someone from the other side of the aisle would be an excellent way to bring over some Republican voters who aren’t sure about Obama but aren’t pleased with John McCain as the nominee.  Despite his serving in the Bush administration, many Democrats respect Colin Powell for his honesty when he admitted he had been mislead by intelligence about Iraq.

Colin Powell is known as a moderate Republican, he has been criticized by some conservatives as being too liberal on some issues.  Powell is pro-choice, which makes him more palatable to Democrats than pro lifer Chuck Hagel.  He also supports “reasonable” gun control and affirmative action.

Colin Powell brings an encyclopedic knowledge of the military and has a history with many of our military leaders.  Serving as Secretary of State, Colin Powell has built a strong rapport with many world leaders and is highly respected in the international community.  Powell’s experience would quell McCain’s attacks that Obama is a risky pick because he “isn’t ready to lead on day one”, because with Colin Powell by he side he doesn’t really need to be, Powell can help guide him when the need arises.  Who better to answer the phone at 3 a.m. than Colin Powell?

Obama Acting Like He Already Won?

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I came across a poll on a Florida paper’s website that posed the question “What is your take on Barack Obama’s foreign trip?”  This sounds like a pretty innocuous if not unoriginal question but the evidence of conservative sneakiness is in the possible answers:

Wonderful! It’s like he’s president already, and the world loves him

Great to see him finally going to Iraq and Afghanistan but the rock star stuff in Europe is a bit much

He’s acting a bit presumptious [sic]. Obama isn’t president yet.

Oh please! His behavior and the fawning media coverage are over the top

I really haven’t been paying attention

First off typos on a professional newspaper’s website?  Use spell check!  But more importantly, as you can see, in order to say that you liked that he took the trip, you have to also say that you think he’s acting, like he already won the election.  This is the current GOP talking point, “He’s acting like he’s President already, you haven’t won the election!”  Barack knows he hasn’t won the election, Mr. Obama’s supporters know he hasn’t won the election yet, we know no lead is safe in an election that could likely come down to Florida and Ohio (I’ve lived in Ohio my whole life, so don’t flame me for making fun of it).  Micheal Dukakis had a huge lead over GHWB just weeks before the election and we know how that turned out.

And of course Mr. McCain had to get in on the Barack bashing, saying that he would love to speak in Germany but he’d wait until he was president, despite the fact that he has gone to several countries during his campaign but somehow it’s okay because the countries he visited are in the western hemisphere.  Nobody likes a hypocrite Mr. McCain, well nobody except your supporters apparently.


Written by J.P. Franklin

July 27, 2008 at 8:25 pm