Mac Advisers Fear Powell Will Endorse Obama Sunday

National-security heavyweight's camp mum on surprise Meet the Press appearance
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 17, 2008 12:32 PM CDT
Retired general and former US Secretary of State Colin Powell declined to endorse a candidate last summer on NBC's "Meet the Press;" that could change Sunday.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Colin Powell could endorse Barack Obama when he appears on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, Republican sources tell Politico. No one is exactly sure what Powell will say, but McCain advisers seem convinced that the retired general will throw his considerable national-security heft behind Democrat.

“It’s going to make a lot of news, and certainly be personally embarrassing for McCain,” the source said. “It comes at a time when we need momentum, and it would create momentum against us.” Powell has so far refused to endorse either candidate, despite numerous entreaties from both campaigns.