“I would caution my Republican friends that he’s got three years left to go and in that three years Americans are going to want to see some progress and not just claims that this guy’s out of office and we’re going to do everything we can to destroy him or that somehow he is a socialist taking over the country. Have we so lost our faith in this country that we think one person, one man can suddenly change our entire system? That’s kind of absurd. In fact, you’re seeing through the tea party movement and some things that other groups are doing that no one person can change the country that way.” — Colin Powell, on today’s Face the Nation.