Politics & Government

October 19, 2008 7:40 PM

Usually endorsements mean little, but probably not this time

Political analysts generally discount the impact of endorsements on an election campaign — especially one so late in the season as Colin Powell's Sunday of Barack Obama. But Powell is no ordinary endorser, so when he unequivocally endorsed Obama analysts were inclined to see it as a major development — though they differed on how major.

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