Republican Colin Powell says GOP is having 'an identity problem'
Former Secretary of State twice endorsed Obama
File: Former United States Secretary Of State Colin Powell heads to the field before the game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants at FedEx Field on September 11, 2011 in Landover, Maryland.
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WASHINGTON - Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says his own Republican Party is having "an identity problem."
Powell, who twice endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president tells NBC's "Meet the Press" that in recent years there's been "a significant shift to the right," and that's produced two losing presidential campaigns.
He says the GOP needs to "take a very hard look at itself and understand that the country has changed" demographically, and that if the party doesn't change, "they're going to be in trouble." He also bemoans what he calls "a dark vein of intolerance" in some elements of the party.
He describes himself as a moderate but still a Republican.
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