Sunday, October 19, 2008

Powell endorses Obama, calls him 'transformational figure'

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ImageWASHINGTON, Oct 19 (KUNA) -- Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed on Sunday the Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama due to what he called "Obama'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." Said the Republican retired general 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 American radical Bill Ayers", who was accused of bombing Federal buildings in the 1960s and 1970s to express opposition for Vietnam war back then
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