Mark Halperin’s three things to watch for in presidential politics for Thursday, November 4.
- Watch Rahm Emanuel. It was widely reported yesterday that Emanuel was offered the job as Barack Obama’s White House chief of staff but the Illinois congressman has yet to make a public decision, saying that he must think about what’s best for his children. Is he going to take it? Watch to see how that continues to play out.
- Watch Barack Obama. What is the president-elect doing today besides an intelligence briefing? Watch to see how he spends his day.
- Watch the Bush White House as it works on the transition to the Obama administration. President Bush is set to speak about the change in power today at 11:10 am ET. Watch to see if in tone and substance they make it clear that they’re going to do as smooth a transition as they can, not just on national security but also on economics and other issues that could come up here during this critical transition period.