Colin Powell once again endorses Obama
Washington, DC, United States (4E) – Former Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed President Barack Obama’s reelection bid on Thursday.
Powell made the announcement on “CBS This Morning” with just 12 days to go before Election Day.
In 2008, the Republican also crossed party lines to endorse Obama’s reelection in his race with John McCain. Powell, who speaks to Obama regularly, also differentiated himself with the current GOP leaders saying that he was among a “dying breed” of moderate Republicans.
Powell, a retired four-star general and served as Secretary of State under George W. Bush, described Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s foreign policy plans as “a moving target.” He observed that the former Massachusetts governor seems to change positions during the third and final presidential debate on foreign policy earlier in the week. He felt that was not so certain about Romney’s stand on foreign policy.
He added that he was more more comfortable with the president’s policies on climate change, education and immigration.
Powell, who contemplated on a bid for the White House in the 1990s, also weighed in on the current gridlock in Washington setting the blame on a divided Congress, although he also believe that Obama need to show more leadership.
Powell admitted that both Obama or Romney did not have prior knowledge about his decision, saying that he made it as a citizen.