«WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Retired U.S. Gen. Colin Powell, a former secretary of state in the Bush administration, on Sunday endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.

In an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Powell backed Obama over fellow Republican John McCain, calling the Democratic nominee a “transformational figure” who could be an “exceptional president.”»


Thank you for speaking your conscience, Mr. Powell. I knew you weren’t a mindless partisan.