Monday, August 29, 2011

Powell: Loyalty Not in His Vocabulary, Could Throw Obama Under the Bus

Colin Powell served his country in the military. He served under Presidents Reagan, Bush 41 and 43, and Bubba the boy President. I thank him for his service. That is about all I can nicely say about Colin Powell. He represents the worst bureaucratic mentality in military careerists. He is nothing more than a social climber, a man who threw what he claimed were his conservative values out the window to vote for a man simply because of the color of his skin. Now, he may be having buyers' remorse:
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who famously crossed party lines to vote for President Obama in 2008, said today that he’s not necessarily supporting the president for reelection in 2012.

“I haven’t decided who I’m going to vote for,” Powell said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “Just as was the case in 2008, I am going to watch the campaign unfold. In the course of my life I have voted for Democrats, I have voted for Republicans, I have changed from one four-year cycle to another.

“I’ve always felt it my responsibility as a citizen to take a look at the issues, examine the candidates, and pick the person that I think is best qualified for the office of the president in that year. And not just solely on the basis of party affiliation,” he said.

Asked about the Republican field, Powell said there are some “interesting candidates,” but no one who has “emerged into the leading position.”

“So let’s see if anybody else is going to join, and we’ve got a long way to go,” he added.

Basically, Powell is trying to get the GOP establishment to go for a Huntsman type candidate, so we can lose the conservative base. Then, he will end up still supporting Obama, simply because of the color of his skin, not the lack of depth or breadth in his character. Powell may have served his country in the military honorably, but he is not an honorable man.