Thursday, October 25, 2012
Some presidential endorsement carry more gravitas than others.
When a highly decorated four-star general, or former Joint Chiefs of Staff, throws his support behind a candidate for president, I believe voters, particularly the undecided voters, sit up and listen.
Colin Powell meets this threshold. Mr. Powell told CBS The Morning: he is endorsing President Barack Obama’s reelection effort. He was highly critical of the Republican challenger, Mitt Romney:
“I’m not quite sure which Governor Romney we’d be getting with respect to foreign policy.”
Powell went on:
“You know, I voted for him [Obama] in 2008 and I plan to stick with him in 2012, and I’ll be voting for he and Vice President Joe Biden next month. I think we ought to keep on the track that we are on.”
Colin Powell, who is a Republican supports Affirmative Action, was instrumental in the repeal of the viciously homophobic Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and he is a supporter of same-sex marriage.