Well, he sold out. Powell sold his honor, his dignity and his standing all in order to be seen as one who "can see the future". I will say. General, your crystal ball is clouded if you see the future in Obama. You have lost sight of what it is to be a noble, worthy , honorable man. You have sold out the country that you defended for many years because it is certain that Obama does not hold this country in the same respect and light that you once held it. General , You sold out! That is as simple as I can make it. You have betrayed all that with a "Judas Kiss".
You once claimed to be a conservative but yet you use as part of your excuse that McCain would appoint two conservative judges to the SC. General, I thought that is what conservatives did... appoint conservative individuals who can interpret the Constitution for what it is and not as a "living document" made to change as the wind blows and times change. Our forefathers did not intend for this document to become a set of "well maybes" or a set of laws to be used it it suited ones agenda but as a set of laws that would govern for all time. They were written to protect the people from the government, not the government from the people as the progressives that you have come to support believe, General. Your claim to be a conservative General has been or is a lie. One can not be a conservative and support , murder, genocide or what ever other label one wishes to use to describe abortion but yet you do. No General your views are not conservative but too far to the left of those who claim to be conservative. You claim the GOP has moved too far to the right and use the abortion issue as your only basis for that claim. General the GOP has become more centrist in the last 12 years than at any other time in the history of the party. No General don’t attempt to use the excuse the Party left me, you left the party General and your claim to be a Republican is empty, as empty as the empty suit that you have chosen to support. You claim that Obama has displayed a steadiness, an intellectual curiosity, a depth of knowledge and an approach to looking at problems like this. ..." meaning the economy. You are wrong except in one point General and I will agree that he has intellectual curiosity about things but that does not make one steady, or knowledgeable about the subject. Obama has changed his stand on the economy as often as he changes his mind on foreign affairs and has done so in order to gain votes. The only thing Obama has not changed in his economy stand is that he is a socialist and wishes to “spread the wealth around”. Socialism is something you spent many years of your life attempting to defend this country from. From those who would do away with the American way of life which is working hard to earn and make something of yourself. Maybe you forgot how you got to where you were a few years ago General. A man highly respected, a man of honor, who the conservatives who you now have chosen to give the “Judas Kiss”, wanted you to be the man who represented them as their leader. You failed General in your duty to those who “brung “ you so to speak. To those who showed you that you could succeed and didn’t stand in your way but offered you a hand up, and not a hand out. You have betrayed those people General. You have sold your honor and now stand in the company of Judas’s who have sold out their country during it’s history. You no longer have the right to even call yourself a Republican for General you have shown that you are not. You have chosen the most radical individual that ever ran for the office of POTUS for no valid reason. Perhaps General you chose because he is Black and you chose to vote your race rather than your honor and ideals that you have stood for these many years. I challenge your judgment General and fear that you will regret your decision.
General, what were your thirty pieces of Silver?