Colin Powell to Endorse Obama? Powell Appears on Meet the Press

The net is a buzz this weekend that Colin Powell will endorse Senator Obama for president on Sunday’s Meet the Press.  There was a similar net buzz just prior to the Democratic National Convention, that Colin Powell would be a speaker at the DNC and endorse Obama.  Guess one needs to watch Meet the Press this weekend will tell the answer.  

Here are a few sources around the web with their predictions:

And there are reports that former Secretary of State Colin Powell – who served the last three Republican presidents including George W Bush – may come out in support of the Democrat too.

Chris Mathews speculates on Powell endorcement

Chris Mathews speculating on the possibility that Colin Powell will endorse Barack on one of the upcoming Sunday talk shows.

Colin Powell Endorsement: Did Willie Call it?

The big buzz is about that ”Meet the Press” appearance Sunday starring former Secretary of State Colin Powell — and whether he’ll drop a big announcement just two weeks before the election.

So may we remind you here of a column written by former San Francisco Mayor — and now Chronicle colleague — Willie Brown last summer?

His take:

”Here’s a prediction: Colin Powell is going to endorse Barack Obama.

Colin Powell probably going to endorse Obama on Sunday” post

If Powell, retired chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, does endorse, he blesses Obama as a capable leader who is able to manage critical national security and foreign policy matters. Though his push for the Iraq war somewhat tarnished his stellar reputation as a respected military man, Powell, who served three Republican presidents, remains popular. His support for Obama could sway moderates, males, in particular, and working class whites who might be buying into the GOP’s line that Obama isn’t patriotic or American enough.

Will Powell Endorse Obama?

Colin Powell appears Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” and all of Washington is champing at the bit to know if he’ll back Barack Obama.

If Powell, retired chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, does endorse, he blesses Obama as a capable leader who is able to manage critical national security and foreign policy matters. Though his push for the Iraq war somewhat tarnished his stellar reputation as a respected military man, Powell, who served three Republican presidents, remains popular. His support for Obama could sway moderates, males, in particular, and working class whites who might be buying into the GOP’s line that Obama isn’t patriotic or American enough.

Is Powell about to get off the fence?

The political world — well, parts of it — are abuzz today with speculation that Colin Powell might endorse Democrat Barack Obama on Sunday.

Powell, who served as President Bush’s secretary of state, is to appear on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” prompting some to suggest that he might use that platform to make the announcement.

Powell has kept his choice close to the vest; just before the Democratic National Convention in late August, he batted down rumors that he would appear there to endorse Obama.

Powell Has indicated in the past, He would not endorse

Powell has consulted with both Obama and McCain, and the general’s camp has indicated in the past that he would not endorse.

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  1. […] is the Republican who endorsed Barack Obama twice and publicly stated he voted for him twice. No Republican would vote for the policies of Barack […]

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