The conservative Republican organization pens an open letter criticizing the moderate Republican statesman: "In the last two elections, candidate Obama and then President Obama was able to point to your endorsement as an example of a Republican for Obama. That’s a shame. When one looks at your past record, one can only conclude that you’ve been nothing but a Republican of convenience with a poorly hidden disdain for your party and your country."
It continues its criticism of Mr. Powell: "So here’s the truth about your 70% approval ratings. 50 of that 70 is the 100% of Democrats that know you’re nothing but one of them who pretends to be a Republican. The other 20 is the 40% of Republicans who aren’t paying attention. You’re a sheep in wolf’s clothing. Do us a favor and take off your mask. Admit you’re really a Democrat. Quit trying to pretend your opinions deserve more clout because you’re a Republican who hates his party and his country’s success on the international stage. And please, don’t ever endorse another Republican ever. If he’s actually worth electing, your endorsement will hinder his cause."