November 5th, 2008
01:04 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama likely to stay out of view Wednesday

He's headed out of sight for a little while.
He's headed out of sight for a little while.

(CNN) - After a nearly two-year campaign for the White House, Barack Obama is likely to spend his first day as president-elect out of view from the public.

He will not hold a press conference, campaign aides told CNN, though he is expected to hold one by the end of the week. Obama had joked with reporters earlier this week he would talk to them on Wednesday, though aides quickly said that was not likely.

Instead, Obama will meet with key advisors and begin making decisions about his transition team, including who will serve as his White House chief of staff. Reports say Obama is close to naming Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel to that post, but that has not been confirmed.

UPDATE: According to the pool report, Obama appears to be staying away from cameras. A scheduled photo-op with his family did not happen, and the president-elect did not take his daughters to school, as Obama aides had suggested he would.

He was spotted making a trip to the gym, and he briefly waved to reporters as his car went by.

soundoff (453 Responses)
  1. Melissa in KY

    Thrilled, baby, thrilled! Congratulations, President-Elect Barack Obama and Vice President-Elect Joe Biden!

    November 5, 2008 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  2. Steamboat

    You know, I do understand some people are fearful of Obama taking the Presidential seat, but my theory is that the conservatives screwed everything up, so obviously we need to do something else because that agenda DID NOT WORK. For conservatives, i suggest that you look at this as an oppertunity allowing everyone to take back what is theirs.

    Some people are saying he is too liberal, which may be true – BUT we need something different. We are looking at times that make big promise of change, and we should be proud of that fact.

    November 5, 2008 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  3. ggghhghhghg

    yall need to stop hating on obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 5, 2008 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
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