quote:Originally posted by shy1: colin powell resigns after gwb's first term. he leverages his global stature as a premier statesman into a presidential run of his own.
Colin Powell is the one person on the current political scene that could probably create some excitement and positive energy throughout black America regarding national politics. It might even break the Democratic "stranglehold" that my conservative friends here talk about so often.
Either way, with the many many reports out of Washington discussing his frustrations with those within the Administration, I know he can't be the happiest person in D.C. The latest incident was around the global family planning effort that Bush nixed.
Here's my fantasy:
Powell resigns and runs (with someone like Evan Bayh) against GWB as a Democrat!
colin powell resigns after gwb's first term. he leverages his global stature as a premier statesman into a presidential run of his own. as a moderate republican candidate with military experience and a stellar resume, colin represents a formidable candidate.
middle (white) america's racist reflexes are muted when, for the first time in history, international leaders speak out demonstrably in favor of a US presidential candidate: colin. it becomes difficult for america to question his ability to lead the country when his background and experience are fortified by the support of heads of state around the world.
he chooses a young, conservative republican legislator as his running-mate and together they form a dream ticket that reaches across party, racial, and demographic lines in a new way to thrust him into the whitehouse as the first african american president.
That's a very nice and interesting senario, shy1!! If it were to happen, that would be the only way that it could! But, IMHO, it's got about a snowball's chance, due to the fact that the majority would still turn on their TV's, open up their newspapers and see a Black man, first and foremost. That fact alone would kill all rational thought, and not enough Americans know anything about foreign anything (let alone policy or politics) to care what somebody else had to say!
But one should always keep hope alive! And I'm all for dreaming the impossible dream!
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