Colin Powell endorses Obama again

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Colin Powell endorses Obama again
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Sat, 10-27-2012 - 9:34am

http://www.capitolhillblue.com/node/45452
Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell on Thursday endorsed Barack Obama’s bid for re-election, citing the Democratic president’s efforts to wind down the war in Afghanistan and tackle terrorism.

“I think we ought to keep on the track that we are on,” the Republican, who also backed Obama in 2008, told “CBS This Morning,” adding, “I voted for him in 2008 and I plan to stick with him in 2012.”

The move comes just days after Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney clashed over foreign policy in the third and last presidential debate ahead of the November 6 election.

Polls show Obama and Romney neck and neck. A Reuters/Ipsos online tracking poll gave Romney a 1-point edge on Wednesday, 47 percent to Obama’s 46 percent.

Obama’s campaign was quick to promote the endorsement in a video statement released about 30 minutes after Powell’s appearance.

Powell criticized Romney’s foreign policy as inconsistent and questioned the former Massachusetts governor’s ability to tackle the deficit and looming defense cuts.

“I’m not quite sure which Governor Romney we’d be getting with respect to foreign policy,” Powell said, calling Romney’s foreign policy “a moving target.”

As for the U.S. budget, he added: “It’s essentially, let’s cut taxes and compensate for that with other things, but that compensation does not cover all the cuts intended or the expenses associated with defense.”

Powell has been critical of Romney’s foreign policy advisers and has taken issue with the former business executive’s stance on countries such as Russia.

A moderate Republican, Powell served under President George W. Bush. Some of Romney’s advisers are more conservative veterans of the Bush administration.

“There’s some very, very strong neo-conservative views that are presented by the governor that I have some trouble with,” Powell said on CBS.

He added that other issues such as the economy and education also loomed large in his continued support for a second term for Obama.

 


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Registered: 03-30-2007
Sun, 10-28-2012 - 3:16pm

Well some great news.   Ohio's un-employment rate is 6%.   Central Ohio's un-employment is 5.7%   Obama's auto bail-out is helping people to find jobs.   Our local newspaper shows a large increase in the Help Wanted Ads.   Powell is right.  The Prez should be re-elected.

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Registered: 10-17-2012
Sat, 10-27-2012 - 7:50pm

Sununu may be right...considering Obama's policy failures and the state of both our foreign policy and economy, race is probably a real factor in Powell's endorsement.  It certainly couldln't be because he supports Obama's track record.

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Registered: 10-17-2012
Sat, 10-27-2012 - 7:38pm

Obama doesn't send tax cheats to jail...he hires them and makes them Treasury Secretary.

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Registered: 03-30-2007
Sat, 10-27-2012 - 1:55pm

It's sad that some would rather vote for a liar then vote for a man because he's black.    I just hope my state carrts Obama into a second term.

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Registered: 03-18-2000
Sat, 10-27-2012 - 9:48am

Romney's surrogate Sununu seys another race-bait trap...
http://video.msnbc.msn.com/martin-bashir/49573252/

 


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