Colin Powell Endorses Barack Obama for President
American statesman Colin Powell, retired four-star general in the U.S. Army today endorsed President Barack Obama’s bid for re-election, citing the Democratic president’s efforts to wind down the war in Afghanistan and tackle terrorism, reported Reuters in an article Wednesday.
“I think we ought to keep on the track that we are on,” Powell told CBS Thursday morning, adding, “I voted for him in 2008 and I plan to stick with him in 2012.”
The Obama campaign quickly responded to the endorsement in a video statement released after Powell’s announcement.
President Obama called Powell on Thursday to thank him for his endorsement, White House spokesman Jay Carney later told reporters.
According to Reuters, Powell criticized Romney’s foreign policy as inconsistent and questioned his ability to address 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.”