(NEW YORK) — Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has backed President Obama for a second term in the White House.
“I voted for him in 2008, and I plan to stick with him in 2012,” Powell said Thursday morning on CBS.
The Republican crossed party lines four years ago to support Obama in his race with Sen. John McCain. On Thursday, he did the same, casting himself as part of a “dying breed,” a “Republican of a more moderate mold.”
Powell set the blame for much of the recent gridlock in Washington at the foot of a divided Congress, though he also pressed Obama to show “greater leadership potential.”
A retired four-star general, Powell criticized Mitt Romney’s foreign policy plans, calling them “a moving target.”
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