Obama Canceled Fireworks for This Evening

By Julia Hoppock

Nov 5, 2008 1:05am

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.

– Jake Tapper and Andy Fies

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