Colin Powell is taking some criticism from fellow Republicans from throwing his support behind President Obama in the upcoming presidential election. Powell, a Republican who served as President Bush’s secretary of state, said he endorsed Obama over Mitt Romney because the incumbent has done a good job with the economy, given the situation handed to him when he took office, and that “I’m not quite sure which Governor Romney we would be getting with respect to foreign policy.”
Former Republican presidential hopeful Jon McCain told Powell “you disappoint us,” and said he “harmed” his “legacy even further” with his endorsement of a Democrat and supporting Obama on foreign policy. Powell also endorsed Obama over McCain in the 2008 presidential race. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney surrogate and former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu is getting blasted for saying Powell perhaps endorsed Obama because they are of the same race. “I think when you have somebody of your own race that you’re proud of being president of the United States, I applaud Colin for standing with him,” Sununu told CNN.
Having worked for presidents or presidential hopefuls for more than 40 years, Fred Malek now works as a top Romney fundraiser. He says he’s voting for Romney because ”I think it’s very important that we take our country back and start moving it in the direction of job creation and economic freedom, which is what his campaign is all about.” Watch Malek discuss why he’s supporting Mitt Romney and how business and politics can go hand-in-hand:
In other endorsement news, longtime rocker Meat Loaf threw his support behind Romney as the Republican toured Ohio Thursday. The singer said he has never had a political agenda but decided that this election is the most important in U.S. history.
“The other night when President Barack Obama, God bless him, said to Mitt Romney, ‘The Cold War is over,’ I have never heard such a thing in my life,” Meat Loaf said. “The man needs to understand Putin and Russia, so I want you to know that there is one man who will stand tall in this country and fight the storm and bring the United States back to what it should be.”
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