History in the making

Ronald Reagan wearing cowboy hat at Rancho del...

Ronald Reagan wearing cowboy hat at Rancho del Cielo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sometimes amid all the political blather, you may witness a moment of truth and courage on live TV that you know will be repeated and discussed ad infinitum. A true moment in history and it is a thrill to see/hear it as it happens.

Ronald Reagan in Berlin calling for the tearing down of the wall.
Candy Crowley correcting Mitt Romney about Benghazi during the second debate.
President Obama talking to the parents and the nation about the violence at Sandy Hook.
Colin Powell on Meet the Press calling out the racism of the GOP.

At the opposite end of the scale, anything from Donald Trump or Sarah Palin, and the incoherent attempt yesterday by Ben Stein to defend the GOP on FOX’s Greta Van Susteren.

John Sununu, part 2

John Sununu

John Sununu (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With friends like this, you don’t need any enemies. John Sununu didn’t listen to what Colin Powell said, he just condemned him because of his race and support of President Obama. Sununu, reportedly has a high IQ. However, he has learned nothing since he was fired as G. H. W. Bush‘s chief of staff. In my opinion, he was a contributing factor in Bush’s loss to Clinton in 1992. And he will be a contributing factor in Romney’s loss in 2012.

VP Condi Rice?

Bad idea. Of course, it doesn’t matter if Mitt is defeated. Condi got her job as National Security Adviser to George W. Bush because they were both baseball fans. According to Colin

National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice Bri...

National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice Briefs the President in The Oval Office (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Powell, she was a failure as National Security Adviser. So what did George do when Powell resigned, he gave Condi Powell’s job as Secretary of State. I don’t know how good or bad job she did as Secretary of State, but I do know that she was a member in good standing of the Vulcans. The Vulcans were a group of Neo-cons that included Paul Wolfowitz , Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld who wanted to invade Iraq before 9-11, among other misguided ideas.

Sole Republican

Colin Powell, Secretary of State.

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The only Republican candidate for president in 2012 who I could conceivably support would be Colin Powell and he is not running, nor would the Republican party as presently constituted nominate him. How very sad for the country.