ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 05, 2008
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(Chicago: Jake Tapper) Obama's preparations to run the country featured; scenes shown of Obama in Chicago; details given about the transition team headed by John Podesta with Representative Rahm Emanuel as the possible chief of staff. [Last night, OBAMA - tells the crowd he will be your president, too and the road ahead will be long, but we will get there.] [In Phoenix, Senator John McCAIN - comments.] [President BUSH - calls this an uplifting moment for a civil rights generation.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.
(Columbus, Ohio: David Muir) The celebrations after the election featured; scenes and photos shown of people lining up to buy newspapers and celebrating. [MAN - calls it an historic day.] [In Washington, WOMAN - calls it incredible.] [Secretary of State Condoleezza RICE - calls Obama inspirational.] [Black MAN - recounts driving to DC.] [In school, TEENS; in Cincinnati, Obama supporter Karen McLAUGHLIN; grandmother Pat DORSEY- react.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson, George Stephanopoulos) The total vote indicating Republicans did not show up, the status of the race in the states of North Carolina, Indiana and Missouri, how Obama put his victory together with the economy being the number one issue in exit polls, a new coalition of blacks, Hispanics, first time and young voters and the absence of the race issue discussed.