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Colin Powell Splits With Son Over White House Race

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Colin Powell Splits With Son Over White House Race Colin Powell’s endorsement of Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee, has put him at odds with his own son, former Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Michael Powell. Michael Powell, who served as a policy adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney, is a surrogate for John McCain and represents the GOP nominee on the campaign trail. He endorsed McCain early in the Republican primary in January, and said the Arizona senator was the best candidate to “calm the turbulent economic waters and to steer the new economy in a direction that will bring growth, opportunity, and prosperity to all Americans.”

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kastarte2 kastarte2 7 years
"GS, I was pretty annoyed that the media didn't make it more clear that Obama had badly twisted Kissinger's words in that debate. He completely lied about Kissinger's point and pretty much got away with it."Really? I heard about it a lot. CNN covered it whenever they talked about the debate and did a special fact checking report on it.
kastarte2 kastarte2 7 years
"GS, I was pretty annoyed that the media didn't make it more clear that Obama had badly twisted Kissinger's words in that debate. He completely lied about Kissinger's point and pretty much got away with it." Really? I heard about it a lot. CNN covered it whenever they talked about the debate and did a special fact checking report on it.
bastylefilegirl bastylefilegirl 7 years
No I don't have a different def of mocking they where mocking it but to say Obama Supporters in general mock it is wrong because I for one do not.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
Well 4 of the 5 comments before the one you quoted were mocking it, so maybe you and I have different definitions of mocking.
bastylefilegirl bastylefilegirl 7 years
"[What a surprise, the obama supporters are mocking it.]" Obama supporter and not mocking it so you generalization as is most generalization is wrong!
bastylefilegirl bastylefilegirl 7 years
Good for him, he is an individual and an adult so he should be making his own decision to say he isn't backing up his father is silly. People shouldn't follow anyone's political lead blindly because of their relations to that person, it's silly . I know for a fact I have voted the opposite way of my parents many times case in point was during the Primaries!
Michelann Michelann 7 years
GS, that's the way I saw it too. It's just politics as usual.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
Yeah, that's why the press didn't cover it. :innocent:And during the primaries Obama said he would. He said they weren't even a threat. He has changed his tune as he saw that hillary's attacks on him for it were effective.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
Yeah, that's why the press didn't cover it. :innocent: And during the primaries Obama said he would. He said they weren't even a threat. He has changed his tune as he saw that hillary's attacks on him for it were effective.
stephley stephley 7 years
I think we all know from our years of watching diplomats work on the world stage that 'very high level' does mean secretary of state or special envoy or president. But, thinking that the president would simply hop a plane and knock on Iran's door is kind of like expecting the president to put on an eyeshade and pull out a calculator and a box of pencils to do the budget himself. That's why the press didn't get excited about McCain's distinction.
stephley stephley 7 years
I think we all know from our years of watching diplomats work on the world stage that 'very high level' does mean secretary of state or special envoy or president. But, thinking that the president would simply hop a plane and knock on Iran's door is kind of like expecting the president to put on an eyeshade and pull out a calculator and a box of pencils to do the budget himself. That's why the press didn't get excited about McCain's distinction.
Michelann Michelann 7 years
But perhaps that misunderstanding is why the media did not attack the point.
Michelann Michelann 7 years
I think it was pretty clear that Obama was talking about the president. Even if he didn't say it in that debate, in the primaries he made it clear that he himself would do the meeting with the heads of those nations. Kissinger's quote clearly says he thinks it's best to do it at a lower level."And, therefore, I actually have preferred doing it at the secretary of state level"
Michelann Michelann 7 years
I think it was pretty clear that Obama was talking about the president. Even if he didn't say it in that debate, in the primaries he made it clear that he himself would do the meeting with the heads of those nations. Kissinger's quote clearly says he thinks it's best to do it at a lower level. "And, therefore, I actually have preferred doing it at the secretary of state level"
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
The most important thing is Obama never denied he was refering to a presidential meeting.
stephley stephley 7 years
McCain tried to misdirect the audience by making it about said the president- that's why McCain didn't get any traction out of the exchange. The important point is Kissinger favors 'very high level' talks beginning without preconditions - which is what Obama said, so Obama was correct. He didn't twist, he wasn't rude.
stephley stephley 7 years
McCain tried to misdirect the audience by making it about said the president- that's why McCain didn't get any traction out of the exchange. The important point is Kissinger favors 'very high level' talks beginning without preconditions - which is what Obama said, so Obama was correct. He didn't twist, he wasn't rude.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
Steph, directly after Obama made that comment McCain mentioned the president's role. Obama, if that is not his meaning should have immediately corrected this. He didn't. He just kept saying mccain was wrong, which, what mccain was saying wasn't wrong.
stephley stephley 7 years
GS: Obama didn't say president, Kissinger didn't say president, McCain and you are adding the word president. Obama didn't 'badly twist' anything, and he wasn't 'rude'. McCain tried to alter the meaning of Kissinger's statement to win a point against Obama."SESNO: Put at a very high level right out of the box?KISSINGER: Initially, yes"
stephley stephley 7 years
GS: Obama didn't say president, Kissinger didn't say president, McCain and you are adding the word president. Obama didn't 'badly twist' anything, and he wasn't 'rude'. McCain tried to alter the meaning of Kissinger's statement to win a point against Obama. "SESNO: Put at a very high level right out of the box? KISSINGER: Initially, yes"
Mina-Xue Mina-Xue 7 years
"I don't see any reason why the father and son should be expected to support the same candidate." Precisely!!
Mina-Xue Mina-Xue 7 years
"I don't see any reason why the father and son should be expected to support the same candidate."Precisely!!
Meike Meike 7 years
My father and I don't agree on politics either. We still love each other. I don't see what is so uncommon about this.
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
I don't see any reason why the father and son should be expected to support the same candidate.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
Steph, you just proved the point. The whole thing was about the <b>President</b> meeting with Iran. Which your post points out nicely, thank you.
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