From Ryan Osborn, Meaghan Rady, Dan Fleschner and Missy Dunlop
After Colin Powell's endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama on today's "Meet the Press," Obama told Matt Lauer Powell has an "open invitation" to join him on the campaign trail and spoke about a role for Powell if he is elected:
"Here is what I can say for certain. He will have a role as one of my advisors. He has already served in that function even before he endorsed me. Whether he wants to take a formal role, whether there's something that's a good fit for him, I think is something that he and I would have to discuss."
Matt Lauer's exclusive interview with Sen. Obama will air on Monday's TODAY.