Colin Powell endorsement goes to President Obama, for the second time around (Video)

By on Oct 25, 2012 in International, Politics, Television, United States Comments

Updated: October 26, 2012 10:05 p.m.

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Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell announced his endorsement this Thursday, October 25, 2012 via ‘CBS This Morning,’ as shown in the video below; and it went to US President Barack Obama again. Powell‘s endorsement to Obama is his second, since he also supported him during the 2008 US presidential election.

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Colin Powell, announcing his endorsement to
President Obama at CBS This Morning show

Image Credit: CBS video

As aired at CBS this Thursday morning, Powell, 75, who was the US Secretary of State during the administration of President George W. Bush, talked to CBS This Morning anchors Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell, and was asked if he will still endorse President Obama for his second bid in the November presidential election.

“I voted for him in 2008, and I plan to stick with him in 2012.” Powell said during the CBS morning show interview, who is also the author of his memoir ‘It Worked For Me: In Life and Leadership‘, along with Tony Koltz, which was released last May 22. He is also a retired four-star general and a Republican.

“Let me tell you why. When he took over, the country was in very very difficult straits. We were in the one of the worst recessions we had seen in recent times, close to a depression. The fiscal system was collapsing. Wall Street was in chaos, we had 800,000 jobs lost in that first month of the Obama administration, and unemployment peaked a few months later at 10 percent. So we were in real trouble.” Powell told Rose.

“Generally, we’ve come out of the dive and we’re starting to gain altitude. The unemployment rate is too high, people are still hurting in housing, but I see that we’re starting to rise up.” Powell noted, summarizing the past four years of the Obama administration, but later emphasized that he will remain as a Republican.

“The governor who was saying things at the debate on Monday night … was saying things that were quite different from what he said earlier. I’m not quite sure which Gov. Romney we would be getting with respect to foreign policy.” Powell said of Mitt Romney, whom the president joked earlier as having Romnesia.

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Colin Powell on CBS This Morning, announcing his endorsement to President Barack Obama
Video Credit: CBS



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