On Monday, a life-size portrait of former general Colin Powell was unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery. The moderate Republican statesman was asked about the road that U.S. President Barack Obama faces in his next term. From The Washington Post: "Well, if I wasn’t confident, I wouldn’t have supported him, endorsed him and voted for him. But you don’t know what the next four years will bring. So there will be ups, there will be downs, there will be controversy, there will be noise and shouting and celebrations and joy. That’s what our wonderful democratic system is all about. And so as you can already see, the first month after the election we are starting to see our democracy in full flower, with debates and accusations, counter-accusations as we try to solve the fiscal problem we have. I’m confident that he will navigate these waters and sometimes it will be fair winds and following seas, as my Navy friends say. And sometimes it will be stormy."