Barack Obama has begun to detail his post-election transition plans, reports the Guardian, marking a switch in his campaign “from rhetoric to a more presidential tone.”

“Although Obama added the caveat that “I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself,” his comments reflected a sense of confidence that his campaign team is finding it hard to hide. At a press conference after the national security meeting, he said that although he had been almost single-mindedly focused on the economy, he had plans ready for Iraq, Afghanistan and other foreign policy problems.”

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