POLITICAL observations & opinions

* General Colin Powell: the election of Obama would “electrify the world.”

Posted by Lew Weinstein on October 20, 2008

Mike Allen & Jonathan Martin write on politico.com

  • Retired Gen. Colin L. Powell, one of the country’s most respected Republicans, stunned both parties Sunday by strongly endorsing Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) for president on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and laying out a blistering, detailed critique of the modern GOP.
  • Powell said the election of Obama would “electrify the world.”
  • “I think he is a transformational figure,” Powell said. “He is a new generation coming … onto the world stage and on the American stage. And for that reason, I’ll be voting for Sen. Barack Obama.”

Read the entire post at … http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14714.html

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