This was a done deal. All that was up in the air was the timing:
Powell, Obama - something big in the works?
Sunday, August 17, 2008
This negates much of Powell's explanation. Palin hadn't even been selected yet.Here's a prediction: Colin Powell is going to endorse Barack Obama.
I'm not pulling this out of thin air. I'm basing my forecast on a series of phone calls that I received this week. I can't say who called me, but I can tell you one of the questions I was asked:
"What do you think the reaction would be if former Secretary of State Colin Powell - a Republican - introduced Democrat Obama at his big acceptance speech at Mile High Stadium after being made the nominee?"
My reply: "It would seal the deal. It would be the presidency."
I don't think Powell will go to Denver for the Democratic National Convention, but based on the recent conversations, I have to believe that something big is in the works.