Powell Backing Obama

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Colin Powell says he regrets disappointing John McCain, but he's backing Barack Obama.

The man who was President Bush's first secretary of state has
told NBC's "Meet the Press" that America at this point needs "a
transformational figure." Powell says it's not enough to basically
continue the same policies we've been following.

Powell also says that McCain's choice of Sarah Palin for a
running mate raises questions about his judgment. Powell doesn't
think Palin is ready to be president. He's also unhappy with what
he calls the negative tone of McCain's campaign.

McCain says Powell's decision comes as no surprise. He's told
"Fox News Sunday" that he disagrees with it, and notes that four
other former secretaries of state have endorsed him.

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