Obama reflects on what lies ahead

November 27, 2008 4:36:36 PM PST
Barrack Obama is spending his last thanksgiving before shouldering the heavy burden of the presidency. He and his wife Michelle sat down exclusively with ABC's Barbara Walters to reflect on what lies ahead. "The one thing I know I didn't expect that I was going to be president of the United States." said President-Elect Obama

In an exclusive and wide-ranging interview with Barbara Walters, President-Elect Barack Obama opened up, starting with his fears. "Well, uh, there are a lot of things that keep me up at night." Top of the list? The economic crisis. "One of the concerns I have is that the economy is so weakened that the next 60 days are ... are going to be difficult. But what we can also do is to try to instill in the American people a sense of confidence that ... that help is on the way."

The president-elect also touched on his support for a surge in Afghanistan.

"i think that we need two to three additional brigades." stated Obama

And his beloved grandmother who passed away just before the election.

"Yeah, she voted for me."

But Obama drew the line at revealing any new rivals that may join his team.

"Not going to get a thing out of me."

Later his wife Michelle joined them to talk about their daughters Malia and Sasha's first impression of the white house:

Michelle Obama, future First Lady said, "she said, well, actually, the white house was kind of homey."

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