Powell endorses Obama. And not in a simple I-take-sides-with-winner-to-be one could have expected, but in a genuine care and appreciation of Obama’s view, tolerance and policies. You feel that he is truly concerned for America, believing change is necessary and that change is possible.
“Because of his ability to inspire, because of the inclusive nature of his campaign, because he is reaching out all across America, because of who he is and his rhetorical abilities, and we have to take that into account… as well as his substance … he has both style and substance. Because he has met the standard of being a successful President… being an exceptional President. 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 will be voting for Senator Barack Obama.”