Former U.S. Secretary of State, and one-time Chairman of the Joint Chiefs-of-Staff, Colin Powell, has thrown his weight behind President Barack Obama’s campaign to be re-elected for another term in the White House, as he told top U.S. broadcaster, CBS’s “This Morning” that he respects fellow Republican Mitt Romney but thinks he’s been vague on many issues.
This is a massive boost for Obama who has maintained a consistent lead over his rival Mitt Romney since the campaign to choose America’s next president kicked-off. The fact that a top republican, who himself was once touted for the country’s highest office, could come out boldly stating his reasons for supporting Obama against Romney, is a serious slap on the face for the Romney campaign.
Powell, who is respected in America and around the world, may have provided a serious food for thought for undecided voters, who were lurching in the corners waiting for just one reason to throw their support behind one candidate. The uncertainty that clouds Romney’s agenda for the presidency over important issues that matters to the electorates, may have cast a doubt over his chances of clinching the top job come November. But Obama’s chances remains high as the likes of Steven Spielberg, and the highly respected and world renowned Washington Post newspaper, revealed he is the man they support.
The certainty that Obama carries with him after engaging some of the most difficult economic and political problems he inherited, may have given him the edge over rival Romney, whose policies on certain issues continue to remain vague. Because of the delicate balance of implementing austerity measures to kick-start the economy, and keeping his manifesto promises, all at the same time, the electorate may prefer keeping Barack Obama once more in the White House to steer through some of the important measures that are set to bring the country back to a sound economic footing.
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