The University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleThe Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy

During an interview with George Stephanopoulos and Diane Sawyer and their inauguration coverage, Colin Powell called for change in the GOP and noted the need for more “Howard Bakers.”

…Powell said, “I grew up under Ronald Reagan and Cap Weinberger and George Schultz and George Herbert Walker Bush — that’s the Republican party I know — the Howard Bakers of the world, and I think we’ve drifted from that. And I don’t think there’s anything wrong with trying to drift a little bit back. Not because it’s just good to be moderate, but because that’s where the American people are. They lost an election — two…”

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