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Why Won't Colin Powell Run for President?


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He's gone so far away from his original positions I would not trust him to be sure enough of himself to keep and hold any position.

 

He was at best a C student and admittedly only was able to get through because of ROTC. Having said that, he was a good leader while still in uniform, after he became a politician I contend Washington ruined him.

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He's gone so far away from his original positions I would not trust him to be sure enough of himself to keep and hold any position.

 

He was at best a C student and admittedly only was able to get through because of ROTC. Having said that, he was a good leader while still in uniform, after he became a politician I contend Washington ruined him.

 

And wasn't he one of Bush's "advisors" citing the existence of WMDs in Sadam Hussein's Iraq? And I would guess he did not want his life picked apart and dissected during a presidential run.

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I think Colin Powell would make for a very compelling candidate.

 

I think somebody has some bad secret on him, because in his heart he knows he can do it and his sense of duty and honor would ensure he would be a level-headed, contemplative Commander-in-Chief.

 

Kind of the reverse of my Tim McCarver theory. The only reason the dolt kept such a high-profile job as long as he did was because he has naked pictures of all the TV execs and MLB owners.

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Powell's time has come and gone. Read recently that Bill Clinton feared a possible Powell candidacy in '96. Powell's WMD speech to U.N. effectively derailed his career. As mcpapa pointed out, Powell too advanced in years (turns 80 in '17) to mount a serious bid.

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And wasn't he one of Bush's "advisors" citing the existence of WMDs in Sadam Hussein's Iraq? And I would guess he did not want his life picked apart and dissected during a presidential run.

 

I believe that is correct, however that is another discussion thread altogether...

 

Who would want to go throught that process of having your life picked apart anyway ? No wonder we have difficulty finding decent people to be in these positions

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Who would want to go throught that process of having your life picked apart anyway ? No wonder we have difficulty finding decent people to be in these positions

 

It sucks. I was president of our local union from 2012-2015. I backed out of the 2015 elections at the very last minute because I was tired of having my life picked apart and I was tired of being questioned about every single thing I said or did. I cannot imagine what it is like at a national level.

 

FWIW, There is no doubt in my mind that I would have won had I chose to run. I'm not being cocky or arrogant when I say that either. I upset a lot of people by not running but I am enjoying my stress free and responsibility free life. My wife is enjoying it also as she works at the same place as I do. I didn't want it to seem like I dropped out because I wasn't going to win. Winning or losing wasn't the issue. Stress free life was.

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