"I come to the conclusion that 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 you have to take that into account -- as well as his substance -- he has both style and substance," Powell said. "He has met the standard of being a successful president, being an exceptional president."
Story at Huffington Post, "Colin Powell Endorses Obama," 19 October 2008.
Comment by Hendrik Hertzberg in The New Yorker.
Maureen Dowd, "Moved by a Crescent," New York Times, 22 October 2008.