Powell is the former chairman of the military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff and Cabinet member under President George W. Bush. Powell caused a stir in Republican political circles four years ago when the longtime GOP figure endorsed Obama over war hero Sen. John McCain, calling Obama a “transformational figure.”
Powell said in an appearance on NBC’s “Today” show, he’s not so this time. At least, not yet. Powell said, “It’s not just a matter of whether you support Obama or Romney. It’s who they have coming in with them.
Pressed to say why he was holding back on giving Obama his blessing a second time, Powell told anchor Matt Lauer, “I always keep my powder dry, as they say in the military.”