Colin Powell Not So Keen on Obama This Time?

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: May 22, 2012 8:22 AM

Back in 2008 just a month before the election, former Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed then Senator Obama for President of the United States.

 

It's fair to say Powell was wrong about Obama, wrong about Obama's relationship with terrorist Bill Ayers, wrong about Palin, wrong about how Obama would handle the economy and wrong about how Obama would unite Americans.

So now, Powell isn't so sure he'll give Obama an endorsement this time around.

Pressed in a network interview to say whether he's backing Obama, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff demurred Tuesday.

Powell tells NBC's "Today" show, quote, "I always keep my powder dry, as they say in the military." He credits Obama with stabilizing the financial system and "fixing the auto industry" but says he should have spent more time on the economy.

Powell calls Mitt Romney a viable candidate and says he's "still listening" to Republican proposals.

Powell also said he isn't ready to endorse either candidate at this point in the campaign.