Colin Powell Stands Up For Obama (VIDEO) | Talking Points Memo

One of President Obama’s most prominent backers in 2008, former Joint Chiefs of Staff chair Colin Powell, said on Meet The Press yesterday that the president’s accomplishments on economic recovery and health care reform have made him a “transformational figure” in American politics. Though Powell didn’t say if Obama has his endorsement in the 2012 presidential race, the moderate Republican told host David Gregory that Obama “should get credit” for what Powell called his real legislative accomplishments.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at