Powell Endorses Obama
19 October, 2008
Former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell endorsed Senator Barack Obama for president on Sunday morning as a candidate who was reaching out in a â€œmore diverse and inclusive way across our societyâ€ and offering a â€œcalm, patient, intellectual, steady approachâ€ to the nationâ€™s problems.
The endorsement, on the NBC public affairs program â€œMeet the Press,â€ was a major blow to Senator John McCain, who has been a good friend of Mr. Powell for decades. Mr. Powell, a Republican, has advised Mr. McCain in the past on foreign policy.