Personally, I could care less; it's not as if this was some great surprise. Powell is a RINO who supports affirmative action and unfettered abortion, and thus was never a conservative to begin with. But some Republican friends are upset by his proclamation of "The One" as the next best hope for America.
Considering his abject lack of consideration for a man he's known for decades, not only is Powell short-sighted, but he's a pretty lousy friend to boot.
Rush, as usual, is right on the money:
Because being a media darling and getting invited to the right cocktail parties is much more important than doing the right thing by your country.