Sunday, October 19, 2008

Colin Powell Endorses Barack Obama

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell announced Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press that he will be voting for Sen. Barack Obama, citing the Democrat's "ability to inspire" and the "inclusive nature of his campaign."

"I think he is a transformational figure, he is a new generation coming onto the world stage, onto the American stage." Powell said he was concerned about what he characterized as a recent negative turn of Republican candidate Sen. John McCain's campaign, such as the campaign's attempts to tie Obama to former 1960s radical Bill Ayers.

"I think that's inappropriate. I understand what politics is about -- I know how you can go after one another, and that's good. But I think this goes too far, and I think it has made the McCain campaign look a little narrow. It's not what the American people are looking for," he said.

General Powell also stated that he was concerned about John McCain's response to the economic crisis. And that he did not believe that Sarah Palin was ready for the job of Vice President, and that the choice of her as VP raised many questions about John McCain's judgment.

He was still very complimentary of John McCain, and said he believes John McCain would be a good President, but that now the country needed more, a transformational figure and with that General Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama for President of the United States.

Watch the video here:

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