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Colin Powell's Endorsement And The Future Of The Republican Party

by Ashley Grashaw
Oct 20, 2008

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The big buzz on Capitol Hill today is Colin Powell's endorsement of Senator Barack Obama for president. The former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State told Meet the Press yesterday that John McCain is "unsure" on the economy, and said Sarah Palin is not ready to be president should anything happen to McCain.

Politico has called on current and former elected officials, as well as strategists and scholars, to answer the question, "What is your reaction to Colin Powell's endorsement of Obama and his criticism of the Republican campaign?" Today, we'll hear from Mickey Edwards, former Republican congressman from Oklahoma and once a member of the Republican leadership, who will explain why he thinks Colin Powell's endorsement is "important" and "devastating."

We want to hear from Republicans today: Do you agree with General Powell? And no matter who wins the election, what's the future of the Republican party?

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