I'll write more tomorrow after we see what Colin Powell has to say on Meet the Press, but Barack Obama has so far received some stunning endorsements, including from the LA Times, the Chicago Tribune, which has never endorsed a Democrat, and Philadelphia-area conservative talk radio host Michael Smerconish. According to the count kept by the Huffington Post, Obama is leading McCain 58-16 in editorial endorsements.
UPDATE: Appearing on Meet the Press this morning, Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama, expressing "disappointment in the negative tone of McCain's campaign, as well as in his choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as the Republican vice presidential nominee. Powell says he does not believe Palin is ready to take over as president, if necessary." (LA Times)
Here is the video of Colin Powell endorsing Barack Obama:
I am so glad that Powell addressed the question which we all should be asking: What's wrong with being Muslim? And he did it in such a beautiful, moving way. Powell has redeemed himself a little bit.