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Obama Says Powell Will Have A Roll, Formal Or Not, In Administration

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Barack Obama says, at the least, Colin Powell
will have a role as a top adviser if he's elected president.
Yesterday, the retired four-star general and former Bush
secretary of state said he was endorsing the Democratic candidate.
This morning, on NBC's "Today" show, Obama said whether a formal
role in an Obama administration would be a "good fit" for Powell
is something the two men will have to discuss.
One of Obama's big challenges this campaign has been
establishing his foreign policy credentials against John McCain.
But for Powell, it's familiar ground. He's served senior roles
under four presidents: as national security adviser to President
Reagan, Joint Chiefs chairman under President George H.W. Bush and
President Clinton, and secretary of state for the current President
Bush.
Powell is a Republican, and Obama says he did not get a heads-up
before Powell made his endorsement.

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