As long as the Republican party continues to reject moderates such as Colin Powell they will continue to be a diminishing political force.

CNN Political Ticker

(CNN) – Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday he’s still a member of the Republican Party, despite voting for President Barack Obama in the last two elections and being very critical of the GOP of late.

“I think the Republican Party right now is having an identity problem — and I’m still a Republican,” Powell said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “But in recent years there’s been a significant shift to the right, and we’ve seen what that shift has produced: two losing presidential campaigns.”

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