Calling Sen. Obama a “transformational figure”, former Secretary of State Colin Powell has come out to endorse Obama for president on Sunday’s Meet the Press. 

Though he indicated that both Obama and Sen. McCain are up to the job, he indicated his belief that Obama is far better equipped to handle the problems – domestic and international – than McCain. Also, McCain’s questionable choice of VP in Gov. Palin and the negative direction of their campaign (especially with Bill Ayers) were both cited as reasons for Powell’s endorsement .

This campaign has taken a considerably interesting turn.