Barack and Michelle Obama on the Next Four Years
Posted on Nov 17, 2008
Barack Obama covered a lot of ground during his first post-election interview Sunday. The president-elect said he will close Guantanamo and end torture, re-regulate the economy and wait until he’s settled before getting his daughters that puppy. Michelle Obama, joining her husband, said she will become an active first lady once her children make the adjustment to their new home.
The president-elect refused to give any details about his Cabinet choices, but acknowledged that he recently met with Hillary Clinton and that he would name at least one Republican.
On the economy, Obama continued his campaign refrain of bipartisan cooperation. He called for more regulation, with this caveat: “But what I don’t want to do is get bottled up in a lot of ideology and is this conservative or liberal. My interest is finding something that works. And whether it’s coming from FDR or it’s coming from Ronald Reagan, if the idea is right for the times, then we’re going to apply it. And things that don’t work we’re going to get rid of.”
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