Sunday, October 19, 2008

Colin Powell endorses Obama

US President George W Bush's first Secretary of State, Colin Powell, has endorsed Democratic election candidate Barack Obama for the White House. In his statement on NBC's Meet the Press, Powell made clear his reservations of Sarah Palin as McCain's choice as Vice Presidential candidate and of the negative campaigning that has been run by the Republicans. "I'm also troubled by, not what Senator McCain says, but what members of the [Republican] Party say... such things as 'Well, you know that Mr Obama is a Muslim'. Well the correct answer is, 'He's not a Muslim, he's a Christian, he's always been a Christian'. But the really right answer is, "What if he is?' Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer is 'No', that's not America." The story headlined on all the major news channels on Sunday following the announcement which is bound to rattle McCain as the election approaches [BBC / Sky News / CNN] .

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