Powell Endorses Obama

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 19, 2008 9:33 AM CDT

(Newser) – Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president, describing the Dem as a "transformational figure." Powell says both Obama and John McCain are qualified to be commander in chief. But, in an interview today on NBC's Meet the Press, he said Obama is better suited to handle the nation's economic problems, as well as help improve its standing in the world.