Colin Powell today on Meet The Press endorsed Barack Obama for President. Powell gives a number of reasons for supporting Obama including his “inclusive broader reach into the needs and aspirations of our people. He’s crossing lines… ethnic lines, racial lines, generational lines… he’s thinking about all villages have values…. not just small towns have values.”
Powell cites the McCain campaign as moving farther to the right. And says he would have problems with two more conservative appointments to the Supreme Court.
In his endorsement of Obama, Powell says that Gov. Palin is not ready to be president. He also voices similar concerns held by Democrats, Progressives and many Conservatives, that the tone of the McCain Campaign is too negative.
Tom Brokaw seems especially glum about the impending endorsement. More later.