It doesn’t get a helluva lot better when it comes to endorsements. Many readers may know that Colin Powell is a popular man. What they may not know is that, until Barack Obama came to the scene, Colin Powell was the most admired man in the USA.
This endorsement crosses party lines at a time when that simple reality it most important. In this announcement he uses his time to build a case for Obama while rejecting the personal attacks and campaign tactics of the last seven weeks.
Powell also spoke convincingly of the challenges facing the new president.