November 5th, 2008
09:34 PM ET

Evening Buzz: Obama Makes History

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/POLITICS/11/05/obama.transition/art.obama.gi.jpg caption="Barack Obama could start naming his Cabinet as early as Wednesday."]Maureen Miller
AC360° Writer

Less than 24 hours after being elected president, Barack Obama is already working on his transition team. Democratic sources say he's asked Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel to be his chief of staff. Emanuel was a Clinton White House aide. Who else might be part of Obama's inner circle? We'll talk it over with the best political team on television, tonight on AC360°

Who would you like to see in Obama's administration? We'd love to hear your thoughts.

Also tonight, the celebrations across the globe. People took to the streets all over the world to live up the historic moment. For the first time, the United States will have a black president.

So, many people had this to say: "I never thought I'd see a black president in my life."

Perhaps the most poignant  moment came in Atlanta, on the street where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was born, preached and is buried.

At King's Ebenezer Baptist Church, the Rev. Raphael Warnock walked to the pulpit and quieted the crowd just moments after Obama was declared the 44th President of the United States.

He quoted King's last speech saying, "I have been to the mountaintop. I have seen the promised land. I may not get there with you, but we as a people will get to the promised land."

He then added, "Tonight we have seized the promise of America."

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soundoff (52 Responses)
  1. Kelong Bii in MD.

    Many thanks to all my fellow AMERICANS for you have shown it to the world again that you can always lead in working the talk. The world look at you and you have been the centre piece. Rule of law and human dignity has been your focus and many countries are still far back from this, mostly African countries are still in illusion and of course middle east.
    You picked up Obama not because of any specialty but just to exhibit your values as a nation. Sorry for those who still live hanging on petty things, the world is on a run and before you know it, your existence will be much irrelevant and good for nothing. Read the writings on the world, this is 21th. century.

    November 6, 2008 at 11:33 am |
  2. Yana

    Ok, now that the emotion have subside, can I get my welfare check?

    November 6, 2008 at 11:29 am |
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