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    Colin Powell endorses gay marriage

    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell supports same-sex marriage — and he doesn’t necessarily believe the issue should be left up to states.
    “I have no problems with it,” Powell, who served under George W. Bush, says in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that airs in full at 5 p.m. Wednesday. “I don’t see any reason not to say that [same-sex couples] should be able to get married under the laws of their state or the laws of the country.”


    Oh god what is this world coming to!? Is this going to help Obama out more?

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    Read more: Colin Powell endorses gay marriage - Tim Mak - POLITICO.com


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    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell supports same-sex marriage — and he doesn’t necessarily believe the issue should be left up to states.
    ****ing good for him. This is excellent news.
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    Re: Colin Powell endorses gay marriage

    Powell has always been a rational man. I would love to vote for him but he, wisely, has no interest in running for office.

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    Re: Colin Powell endorses gay marriage

    Obama played his last card to win votes and Powell did some fine tuning.

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    Re: Colin Powell endorses gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    Obama played his last card to win votes and Powell did some fine tuning.
    And what office is Powell running for?

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    Good man.
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    Re: Colin Powell endorses gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by dabateman View Post
    And what office is Powell running for?
    Former Secretary of State still has some standing.

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    Re: Colin Powell endorses gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    Former Secretary of State still has some standing.
    Of course he does, but what motivation other than "doing the right thing" does the former Secretary have? Again, he's not running for office. He has no motivation to take a position on the matter unlike the President. To link the motivations or purposes of the former Secretary and the President is, at best, lazy logic.

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    Re: Colin Powell endorses gay marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    Former Secretary of State still has some standing.
    SecState is not an electoral office. Nobody runs for SecState.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

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    Re: Colin Powell endorses gay marriage

    good for him. as for whether it helps Obama, i don't care much. former and current movers and shakers pointing out today's premier civil rights issue helps those who are suffering discrimination, however, and that is important.

    hopefully the SCOTUS will eventually rule that the equal protection clause applies, and the issue will be settled.

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