November 6th, 2008
01:48 PM ET

How can Obama win over McCain voters?

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FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

One of the longest, nastiest and most divisive presidential races is now in the history books. Thankfully.

Now the next chapter: Moving forward and getting this country back on its feet.

Obama supporters are ready. They're fired up, but that isn't exactly the case when it comes to many of John McCain's supporters.

Amidst all the jubilation over the election of Barack Obama broadcast all over the world, it's worth noting that 56 million Americans did not vote for Obama and are not thrilled that he won. In the popular vote, Obama won by less than eight million votes out of more than 120 million votes cast.

Obama has talked about repairing this divided nation. In Grant Park on Election Night, he said that he would be a president for the people that didn't vote for him as well as for those who did. But with emotions running high, supporters of John McCain are having trouble letting go.

Here’s my question to you: What will Obama have to do to win over wary McCain supporters?

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Filed under: Barack Obama • John McCain
November 6th, 2008
01:47 PM ET

Should the Govt. bail out the auto industry?

 Click the play button to see what Jack and our viewers had to say.

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FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

President-elect Barack Obama rallied the support of the hard-up U.S. auto industry during his campaign and promised a summit with the heads of Ford, GM, Chrysler and the United Auto Workers union soon after he takes office in January.

But that meeting might not come soon enough.

Last month saw the weakest pace of U.S. auto sales in 25 years. Chrysler's sales were down 35 percent and Ford's sales down 30 percent. General Motors sales plunged 45 percent. GM is expected to release some disheartening financials tomorrow as well.

Watch: Cafferty: Auto bailout?

House speaker Nancy Pelosi is meeting with the heads of all three auto makers and the UAW today to discuss the possibility of a second $25 billion loan to the companies.

The auto industry hopes that Congress will include that loan and other aid in a new economic stimulus plan. But there's no guarantee when or if that will happen.

Detroit's shedding jobs like they're going out of style. Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm issued a plea today to Democratic leaders of Congress: Help us.

Here’s my question to you: Should the federal government come to the aid of the U.S. auto industry?

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Filed under: Auto Industry
November 6th, 2008
01:46 PM ET

African-American as Pres. before a female?


FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

Barack Obama made history Tuesday night, after voters came out in record numbers to support him and many voting for the first time.

It was a stunning rise to the presidency for a 47 year-old freshman senator, let alone one who is African-American.

Along the way, he beat out a handful of familiar Washington names for the top spot on the Democratic ticket...Former Vice Presidential candidate John Edwards, Senator Chris Dodd, Senator Joe Biden who eventually became his running mate and, of course, most notably, Senator Hillary Clinton.

Her star power and powerful ties weren't enough to beat out Obama, but was there something more at play?

Women, who make up more than half the U.S. population, earned the right to vote in 1920. And while African-Americans were granted that right about fifty years earlier, for about a hundred years, voting was easier said than done for blacks. So what does Obama's victory say about us as voters?

Here’s my question to you: What does it mean that the U.S. elected an African-American president before it elected a woman?

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Filed under: 2008 Election