Obama says Powell will be one of his key advisers in White House

October 21st, 2008 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI  

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Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A couple of days after former US secretary of state Colin Powell crossed party lines to commit his support for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, the latter has said that if he won the election, he would invite the former to be one of his key advisers at the White House.

Powell will have a role as one of my advisers, the Daily Times quoted Obama as saying in a TV interview last evening.

Obama said that Powell was welcome to campaign for him and might have a place in his administration, if he won the poll.

On Sunday, Powell had endorsed the Democratic presidential candidate on NBCs Meet the Press programme

Whether Powell wanted to take a formal role, Obama said, would be something wed have to discuss.

Obama said Powell did not tell him ahead of time that hed be making the endorsement.

At the time, Powell said he didnt plan to campaign for Obama before the election. Obama said he would love to have Powell on the campaign trail. (ANI)

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