McClatchy Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON — Colin Powell, a retired general who’d often been mentioned as a Republican presidential candidate himself, endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president Sunday during the taping of NBC’s “Meet the Press” television program.
Powell, who served as President George W. Bush’s secretary of State during Bush’s first term and made the case for an Iraq invasion before the United Nations, said Obama had shown that he had the “intellectual vigor” to be president.
During his Meet the Press appearance, Powell also voiced unease with John McCain’s selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. “I was concerned at the selection of Governor Palin,” Powell said. “I don’t think she’s ready to be president of the United States.”
General Colin Powell Endorses Barack Obama!
October 18, 2008 NBC Meet The Press