Add Colin Powell to a list of prominent Republicans and conservative newspapers that have now endorsed Barack Obama for president.
(CNN) -- Former Secretary of State Colin Powell announced Sunday that he will be voting for Sen. Barack Obama, citing the Democrat's "ability to inspire" and the "inclusive nature of his campaign."
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says he is voting for Barack Obama.
"He has both style and substance. I think he is a transformational figure," Powell said on NBC's "Meet the Press."
"Obama displayed a steadiness. Showed intellectual vigor. He has a definitive way of doing business that will do us well," Powell said.
Christopher Buckley, the son of National Review founder William F. Buckley, endorsed Barack Obama on Friday.
Conservative newspapers that backed Bush in 2004 are endorsing Obama. The LA Times, the Denver Post, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Kansas City Star, the Southwest News-Herald (Ill.) and the Salt Lake Tribune. Some of these papers have never backed a democratic candidate for president. In E&P's count, Obama now leads 72-18 in editorial endorsements. The list is here.
GAME OVER for John McCain