Powell backing assists the Obama campaign

Endorsements are critical for an election. But for the 2008 presidential election, each endorsement is critical. The most recent backing is in behalf of Sen. Barack Obama. Colin Powell is now on the team for “Change.” The former U.S. Secretary of State said on NBC’s Meet the Press, “I think we need a president who is a generational change, and that’s why I’m supporting Barack Obama, not out of any lack of respect or admiration for Sen. John McCain.”

USATODAY also reported Sen. John McCain “disagreed” with Powells’ statement. But as he mentioned the other former secretaries of states endorsing him, such as Henry Kissinger, James Baker, Lawrence Eagleburger and Alexander Haig, he seemed unfazed. McCain fails to realize is this endorsement is a heavy-hitter.

Powell is a Republican and a former leader in President Bush’s administration and is supporting the Democratic nominee.

To top it off the race is close. Sunday’s Gallup polls showed that Obama is ahead by 10-points, three more than last weeks’. Obama’s campaign is definitely gaining some momentum. Sunday Obama’s campaign also announced that in September he raised over $150 million. It does not look good for the McCain campaign.

The only publicity came from Sarah Palin’s appearance on Saturday Night Live and that’s nothing to write home to mom about.

McCain, who is steadily loosing ground, should be more cautious about this latest development of one of the most anticipated elections ever.

A’sia Horne-Smith for the editorial board.