Gloria// March 19, 2010
You answered the call to serve your
country in uniform, now we need you to answer it again and lead
us. I don't feel you'll be ready to run in 2012, but you will in
2016, and that's when we'll need you the most. The President has
some good ideas and plans for us for now, but he'll need help
after he does his 8 year hitch to continue them. I know he's a
Dem and you're a Rep, but, in this case, it doesn't matter. You
both want what is right for our country, and our people.
Norman// March 14, 2010
For my vacation reading, I picked Mr.
Half way through, I began to wonder why this individual
of such natural leadership talent, combined with unbelievable
courage, added to considerable experience in Washington, isn't
Please, Mr. Powell, consider running.
This conservative Republican would happily support you
over any of the other candidates currently on the horizon. ...
Peter Jennison// March 12, 2010
I’m writing you to beg that you do whatever possible to stop
this Socialist movement taking place in
Washington. Please, please speak out
against profligate spending, huge deficits, the resultant high
tax rates and the rank vote buying Obama and his machine is
doing. I don’t need to tell you what it will mean to the country
if Obama continues to have his way.
Debbie// March 11 , 2010
My name is Debbie Morgan, Esq. and I
am an attorney in New Jersey and a graduate of the Pre-Legal
Program at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. I am
writing to extend an invitation to General Colin Powell to speak
at our 30th anniversary dinner to be held in June
2010. The Pre-Legal Program was the brainchild of Brenda
Saunders-Hampton, a professor of law at Seton Hall Law school.
For thirty (30) years, Professor Saunders traveled weekly from
North Carolina to New Jersey to spearhead the program aimed at
providing much needed direction and financial support to
disadvantages college students, who later went on to graduate
from law schools and other institutions of higher learning.
Today, countless graduates of the program serve their
communities and seek to enrich the lives of others. We view
General Powell as a beacon of light to the world and warmly
extend this invitation to him to join us in celebrating our 3th
anniversary and in providing us with some insight as we march
Ex-Navy Girl// February 28, 2010
Although extremely disappointed in
your endorsement of Obama, I understand the importance to this
country to have a black man as president. Unfortunately, Obama
is just a black man, not a president.
That president should have been YOU and could have
happened long ago.
Not because of your color, but because there are many of us who
believe that you are the last MAN with any honor, integrity, and
wisdom left. ( John McCain too for me)
Unfortunately, people voting for a man based on HOPE and
the color of his skin is not a way to push this country forward.
It was a way to continue to divide people by race instead
of by content of character.
Obama in my opinion was the worst thing that could have
ever happened to this country.
Bevog// February 17, 2010
Your contributions to our Country
during your military career are greatly appreciated and
something I admire tremendously. To selflessly put Country ahead
of self is a sacrifice very few can fulfill, including myself.
However, military success does not automatically translate into
political success, just as a great athlete does not always make
a great coach. With this in mind, I find your passive "Monday
morning qb" approach to politics unfulfilling and somewhat
cowardly. I'd like to support your political efforts, but I'm
not sure where you stand. Your contributions are too infrequent
and are mostly just responses, no original ideas/solutions. As
we would say in Texas, it's time to poop or get off the pot! So
come on Gen. Powell, show me that you are really interested in
political service (and maybe I will take you seriously).
JamcnMa// February 14, 2010
Powell is a gentleman with integrity, morals, and ethics. These
and other leadership traits, run within his veins.
Mr. Limbaugh & other political leaders should take
lessons from Mr. Powell and demonstrate character within our
society. Be a
gentleman and show respect for a fellow American.
Charlie Brown// February 12, 2010
He lied to the world at the United
Nations on IRAQ WOMD. That was his chance to be a leader; he
blew it like a fart after eating White Castle hamburgers. This
led to Bush bankrupting the US and Russia distancing us.
Good Grief Charlie Brown.
Judy// February 10, 2010
I would like to send information to
General Powell to secure his support for Team Rubicon, a new
concept for the rapid deployment of medical and emergency
personnel for disasters -- to bridge the critical gap of time
between a calamitous worldwide event and the often dangerously
slow response of traditional humanitarian relief organizations.
Can you provide me with an address for him, please? Team Rubicon
is an idea conceived and executed by a group of decorated combat
veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Two of these
veterans, both former Marines, Iowa native, Jake Wood, 26, and
Texas native, Clay Hunt, 27, are currently in Washington, D.C.,
as part of the IAVA delegation for STORM THE HILL [
http://stormthehill2010.tumblr.com/ ] If General Powell is
in Washington this week, both of these remarkable young men are
walking the halls of Congress to encourage votes for upcoming
veteran legislation. Jake Wood can be reached on his cell phone:
608 4xx 4551. Rebuffed by many larger organizations when several
of them called to offer their services, the volunteers of Team
Rubicon formed in response to a Facebook message posted by Jake:
"I'm going to Haiti. Who's in?" Within hours, the first unit of
Team Rubicon was in place: paramedics, doctors, nurses, even a
Jesuit brother. Most former military. Some friends. Many
strangers. Within three days, Team Rubicon was on the ground, in
country, through the Dominican Republic, with two units, Alpha
and Bravo, and over $200,000 in money and supplies, including an
exclusive donation of Dermafill, the dressing of choice for
Special Forces in combat, courtesy of a disabled vet and former
Army medic, Zak Beck, who owns the distributor, Chasing Lions,
Inc in Chicago. Within two weeks, the self-funded group had
provided medical aid to almost 2000 Haitians, saving lives with
surgery and amputations, and saving livelihoods by repairing
crushed, broken, and infected fingers, hands, arms, and legs.
Almost six days before any of the larger organizations arrived.
To read the story of Team Rubicon and how the idea rose from the
rubble of the Haitian earthquake, propelled by the speed of the
Internet, I recommend perusing their website: http://blog.teamrubiconhaiti.org/
. Now certified as a non-profit, Team Rubicon is currently
preparing for its next deployment, whenever and wherever in the
world that may be. Except that my stepmother, Virginia Robinson,
went to Smith with Sally Schwarzkopf and says she used to call
her brother, Normy, I have no names to drop or powerful
connections to call upon. But, I do know a good idea. And I
believe Team Rubicon deserves General Powell's consideration.
DeeDee// December 8, 2009
Sir, as a military person myself
(retired), I USED to think you were uniquely qualified to run
this country. That
is, until you came out in support of Obama.
All of the military who respected you were shocked and
saddened by this move and couldn't imagine what prompted it.
I hope you have had a chance to re-think your position.
So many people would have followed you to the ends of the
Tom Hopkins// September 29, 2009
Please run for president, everyone
else talks about it but you are the on uniquely qualified to
lead this country. I am not sure whay you didn't run earlier, i
suspect family and all the crap you need to go through but you
are the smartest most in tuned needed american to leed this
country in a truly desperate time. Never been part of politics
but would be part of your campaign
alindberghg// August 28, 2009
mr powell, i believe you are uniquely
qualified to lead this country.
you possess an integrity and wisdom that is lost in
todays "limbaugh/fox news" sensationalism.
what this country needs above all else is REAL
LEADERSHIP! although i am nothing more than a simple american
citizen who (unfortunately) never served in a military capacity,
i still feel it is my duty to speak out. please continue to
serve your country and i will be willing to do what i can to
help your leadership!
c. lindbergh gore jr
amgoldnv// August 2, 2009
RE LARRY KING SHOW:
YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT SARAH PALIN.
WE ARE ALL PARENTS WHO LOVE & FIGHT LIKE HELL TO PROTECT
OUR CHILDREN. SHE
DRAGGED HER PREGNANT, UNMARRIED TEEN AGE DAUGHTER THROUGH THE
GLOBAL MUD. SHE
DIDN'T EVEN TRY TO PROTECT HER; HOW COULD YOU TRUST SOMEONE LIKE
THAT TO PROTECT THE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES?
HER AMBITION CLOUDS HER COMMON SENSE.
don// July 29,2009
I am sorry Mr. Powell, but you lost
all credibility when you played your key role in starting the
war in Iraq. I am
sure you made many significant contributions to our nation over
the years, but you screwed up in a really big way.
Please go away.
It is time now for others to have their try.
BPolhamius // July
28, 2009 9:47pm EST
Dear Sir: I appreciate greatly your
integrity, despite our being in different political parties. I
respect you and just want to tell you your words on the
Gates/Crowley incident were perfect. Adult supervision indeed! I
love it. Sincerely, B Polhamius Santa Cruz CA