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Colin Powell? Gingrich? No and no.

Posted by: DonS ( USA ) on October 27, 1999 at 10:31:50:

In Reply to: Not quite. posted by Dr. Cruel on October 26, 1999 at 10:47:23:

: ex-General Colin Powell. Victor of the most successful war against tyranny we've had since the Revolutionary War, and with more integrity of person than all the candidates put together. Newt Gingrich for VP.

Don: Colin Powell? Gingrich? No and no. I don't like Bush but I'd rather have him.

Don: Aside from the Gulf war's merits, Powell was a major weanie of the war. He didn't want to go to war in the first place (neither did I but for different reasons), he stopped the war too soon (he was bothered by all those Iraqi troops getting killed), enabling the escape of key units loyal to Saddam, and he permitted Saddam to fly helicopter gunships in southern Iraq, giving the uprising there an automatic death sentence. If any of our leaders are "heros" of this war, it's George Bush. He fought this war despite the opinion polls and the advice of wimps like Powell.

Don: Gingrich is a has been. He will not get elected for president--making him VP would be a waste.

: And, with any luck, a return to a more 'Reaganesque' foreign policy. Perhaps Mr. Kissinger could be enticed back into the fold ...

Don: I'm more interested in a "Reaganesque" domestic policy. Let's cut taxes and reduce the role of government in our lives. let's end welfare and the rest of the Great Society intrusion, and get the federal government to obey the Bill of Rights.

: The Evil One

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