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The Washington Times is reporting that Barack Obama has already beat his predecessors on the number of press conferences held post-election, pre-inauguration.

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The Washington Times is reporting that Barack Obama has already beat his predecessors on the number of press conferences held post-election, pre-inauguration.

Say what? This is the stuff politicos live for. But more seriously, all eyes are trained on how the president-elect will transition from the text-messaging, Tweeting candidate to the commander-in-chief. Perhaps his early access is an early indication?
The Democrat held his fourth press conference since Nov. 4 in Chicago Wednesday morning -- his third in as many days -- an unprecedented bit of access for reporters who have grown accustomed to President Bush's infrequent moments taking questions and already surpassing the last four presidents-in-waiting.

The Obama campaign's Twitter account, though, hasn't been active since November 5. Although there are very real concerns about the security of a president's communications, Obama is already proving atypical. An early report suggest he wants to keep that blackberry. Certainly his newly appointed communications team will have to come up with news ways and forms that this White House will interact with the public. Change.gov, of course, is another example.

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