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There has been a great deal of what I’d deem as stunning TV lately.? Obama addressing House Republicans in Baltimore comes to mind.? More on that later.? Yesterday, Admiral Mike Mullen addressed the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy on gays and lesbians serving in the military.? His testimony was stunning:

Rachel Maddow had a great segment exposing John McCain’s hypocrisy in saying that he’d change the policy if military leaders said we should.? Well, the current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs just said it.? Now what, John?

The nation’s top two military officials just called for […]

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Great follow up to this post. Thanks to Dave Harding at for finding/posting it:

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“Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer is no. That’s not America. Is there something wrong with a seven-year-old Muslim American kid believing he or she could be president? Yet I have heard senior members of my own party drop the suggestion that [Obama] is a Muslim and might have an association with terrorists. This is not the way we should be doing it in America.

“I feel particularly strong about this because of a picture I saw in a magazine. It was a photo essay about troops who were serving in Iraq […]

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Well, the rumors were correct. Colin Powell today officially endorsed Barack Obama. That is who he will be voting for. I think the Palin pick coupled with the tone of the McCain campaign did it. He’s not happy with the Ayers stuff. He’s not happy with the “Is Barack a Muslim”? stuff. That may have put him over the top.

Shit. Watching this and Colin Powell just jerked a tear from me. His photo-essay story of a mother leaning on a soldier’s head stone in Arlington National Cemetery was extremely powerful. He tells it in the context of the […]

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There has been quite a bit of speculation about this for some time – going back to June. Colin Powell to endorse Barack Obama over John McCain for President? Chatter is still going on:

It now seems beyond doubt that Colin Powell will endorse Barack Obama and thereby hammer the final nail in the coffin of the Republican campaign to hold onto the White House.

I hope this is in the works and well timed. It could surely dominate the news cycle. I’d wait until the next Republican smear job and drop it then. It could be […]

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Tom DeFrank:

Pay absolutely no attention to yet another round of dope stories today that John McCain is mulling Colin Powell as a running mate. They’re absolutely bogus – leaks from the McCain camp to get the political and media chatteratti to change the subject for a few hours.

Powell is NOT going to be on the McCain ticket, and McCain knows it himself. So do his advisers.

When the Arizona senator called on the retired general and national icon to solicit his endorsement a few weeks back, the Veepship came up, and Powell said that was a total […]

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Colin Powell: WTF? (Updated)

On August 24, 2008 By

First Robert Novak says:

Powell probably will enter Obama’s camp at a time of his own choosing.

Now Mike Allen says:

Retired Gen. Colin Powell is among the potential running mates who have been considered by John McCain, campaign advisers told Politico.

I’d note the chatter that Colin Powell would not only endorse Obama, but possibly speak at the convention was pretty widespread. It doesn’t appear he’ll be at the convention, but Allen writing that he’s even being considered a McCain VP pick is pretty shocking given all I’ve read on the subject. Given that the biggest […]

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