Colin Powell expected to endorse Obama
Bush's former secretary of state and friend of McCain said to back Democrat
* Ewen MacAskill, Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington and Ed Pilkington in New York
* The Guardian,
* Saturday October 18 2008
Former secretary of state Colin Powell is expected to use a high-profile television appearance tomorrow to end months of speculation by throwing his support behind Barack Obama.
His decision to go on television just two weeks before the election suggests he has finally made up his mind.
Powell, a four-star general who worked closely with three Republican presidents, said he would decide between Obama and John McCain, a long-time friend, after watching the presidential debates, the last of which was held on Wednesday.
His endorsement would be the biggest Obama has secured so far. As a prominent member of President George
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