It's clear that the General Election will feature Obama v. McCain and also that it will be a tight matchup. Powell could swing the contest in McCain's favor. I heard him speak this summer and thought then that he would make a strong candidate for President let alone VP.
"...the most reassuring person McCain could pick in the Republican Party would be retired Gen. Colin Powell, a former secretary of state and defense."
Powell, 70, has said he does not want the job but Brinkley said Republican Party elders might be able to persuade him.
"Powell is someone everyone could imagine as president,"