Given all the pomp and pageantry of past events for President-elect Obama, why was tonight’s celebration speech so subdued?
That was intentional.
In fact. fireworks were originally planned for this evening, but President-elect Obama canceled them.
“Given the sobriety of the times, he didn’t feel they were appropriate,” senior adviser David Axelrod tells ABC News.
Someone forgot to tell Obama’s web design team, which had already incorporated the fireworks into the we-win graphic on his homepage: