Colin Powell (R), former Secretary of State, is considering giving his vote to Senator Barack Obama in the general election.
Colin is a retired army general who served as the first African-American Secretary of State during President George Bush's first term in office.
During a recent press conference in Vancouver, Colin Powell said he is not ruling out the possibility, but did make it clear that he wouldn't be making the decision based on race.
"I will vote for the individual I think that brings the best set of tools to the problems of 21st-century America and the 21st-century world regardless of party, regardless of anything else other than the most qualified candidate."
Until now, he has not endorsed any candidate, but has made other favorable statements in regards to Barack Obama.
I am surprised but very pleased at Colin Powell's statements. I thought he was going to go with McCain.