Colin Powell Will Not Tell You Who He Likes


During the 2008 campaign, most pundits agreed Republican Colin Powell’s resounding endorsement of Barack Obama had an impact. Powell’s the type of level-headed guy who’s unlikely to go on the record advocating for someone in an election that’s still more than a year away. But it’s never too early for CNN to start asking for his 2012 endorsement: “I’m not committed to Barack Obama,” he admitted. “I’m not committed to a Republican candidate. I am not committed to any candidate until I see all the candidates and finally see who the two candidates are who are going for this position. Right now, I do not see on the Republican side any one individual who I think is going to emerge at the top of the pile.” [44/WP]