Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell has endorsed the presidential campaign of Barack Obama – for the second time – saying that the incumbent Democrat has ended the war in Iraq and kept America out of “new wars.”
“I think we ought to keep on the track that we are on,” Powell told CBS This Morning.
Powell, a “Republican” who endorsed Obama in 2008, had previously declined to follow suit in 2012 – saying that he wasn’t sure if he would “throw (his) weight behind someone” this cycle.
It’s not clear what changed his mind … just as it’s not clear what (if any) value his endorsement will bring to an incredibly close race.
The former appointee of George W. Bush blistered GOP nominee Mitt Romney for his foreign policy views, which Powell described as a “moving target.”
“I’m not quite sure which Governor Romney we’d be getting with respect to foreign policy,” Powell said.
As noted in this post, we’re not wild about either Romney or Obama’s foreign policy views.