Former Republican Secretary of State & former 4 Star General, Colin Powell speaking on NBCs Meet the Press – endorsed Democratic candidate Barack Obama for President.
“ I can’t deny that it will be a historic event when an African-American becomes President and should that happen , all Americans should be proud —
that we have reached this point in our national history where such a thing could happen. It would also not only Electrify the Country , but Electrify the World.”
“ I come to this conclusion because of his ability to inspire, because of the inclusive nature of his campaign, because he is reaching out all across America.
A big job of the new president will be conveying a new image of American leadership, a new image of America’s role in the world.”
“ I think what the President has to do is to start using the power of the Oval Office and the power of his personality to convince the American people and to convince the World that America is solid.
America is going to move forward – and for that reason, I’ll be voting for Senator Barack Obama.” – Gen. Colin Powell