Former Secretary of State Colin Powell announced Sunday 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, and for that reason I’ll be voting for Sen. Barack Obama,” Powell said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

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. Powell, a retired U.S. general and a Republican, was once seen as a possible presidential candidate himself. (Continue Reading…)

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  • Jim

    It is unfortunate that McCian did not pick Powell as VP.

    Way to hold a grude, play the fence until the the last minute, and then read the polls, Mr Powell.

    Yeah, the GOP party has moved to right over the years by picking McCain. McCain is such a righty (not).

    Slick Barry has been crossing lines in the last seven weeks. What a surprise.

    We talk about Ayers, because barry lied about the extent of his connection. It is question of character. Slick barry has not met any standard for president. He was fast tracked form the far left to the center because he knows how to give a good speech. His plan is to raise taxes on the 5% of american that mostly runs the conutry and turn around and give that tax income away as tax credits…incentivizing the poor and middle only to stay exactly where there are.

  • tremaine

    They were looking narrow far before the Ayers’ ordeal… But, It’s about time he became the wiser and endorsed Obama…

  • Jim. I’ll be voting for Slick Barry. If he runs this country the way he has run his campaign then I worry for nought.