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Colin Powell undecided on Obama or Romney endorsement [VIDEO]

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      Nicholas Ballasy

      Nicholas Ballasy is the Senior Video Reporter for The Daily Caller covering Congress and national politics. Ballasy has interviewed a wide range of political leaders and celebrities including former President Bill Clinton, Sen. John McCain, Sen. John Kerry, former Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speakers Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich, Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Joan Rivers, Gloria Estefan, Jon Stewart, Dave Matthews, Neil Munro, Stevie Wonder, etc. His work has been featured by CNN, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC, The Drudge Report, Washington Post and New York Times, among others.

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who endorsed Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election, told The Daily Caller that he will be “listening” to both GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney and President Obama before making any “judgments” on their foreign policies.

“I’m not going to do politics tonight, and I will be watching both Mr. Romney and President Obama and see what judgments I come to as a result of listening to them, but that’s not tonight,” he told TheDC at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. “Tonight is entertainment and fun.” (RELATED: Full coverage of the 2012 election)

In September 2010 Powell said he thought President Obama was a “transformational figure,” but stopped short of endorsing him for re-election.

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich told TheDC at the dinner that he will be dropping out of the Republican race “about Wednesday.” (RELATED: Newt Gingrich says he’s dropping out ‘about’ May 2 and endorsing Romney [VIDEO])

Texas Rep. Ron Paul has not said if he plans to end or suspend his campaign and get behind Romney.

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