Looks Like Colin Powell Will Endorse ObamaOctober 17, 2008
Powell — who has yet to back a candidate — told the audience: “I stand before you as an African-American. Many people have said to me you became secretary of state of the USA, is it still necessary to say that you are an African American or that you are black? And I say yes, so that we can remind our children.”
“It took a lot of people struggling to bring me to this point in history,” Powell told the audience. “I didn’t just drop out of the sky. People came from my continent in chains.”
Powell has said in the past that he has been hesitant to make an endorsement until he hears more from both candidates.
Political pundits have speculated that his endorsement might come shortly after Wednesday night’s presidential debate at Hofstra University, during which both Obama and John McCain will square off on domestic issues.
Colin Powell appears ready to endorse Obama. If you see W. this weekend, you will see exactly why this makes complete sense beyond race. Powell, who served in the cabinets of both 41 and 43 is a respected statesman and was a noted general, but entirely opposed to the Iraq war.