** RETRANSMITTED TO CORRECT SOURCE IN IPTC FIELD TO NBC MEET THE PRESS ** In this photo provided by NBC, Meet The Press, shows former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell speaking during a taping of "Meet the Press" at NBC Sunday Oct. 19, 2008, in Washington. Powell, a Republican who was President Bush's first secretary of state, endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president Sunday, and criticized the tone of Republican John McCain's campaign. (AP Photo/Meet The Press, Brendan Smialowski) ** NO SALES NO ARCHIVE, MUST USE BEFORE OCTOBER 26, 2008 MANDATORY CREDIT "MEET THE PRESS" **