Transition time, a new or revised cabinet list, the way people are chosen and who sits with the president can all have a lasting impact on the next administration. If Bush is re-elected there’s sure to be changes. We’re already hearing whispers that Ashcroft, Powell, Ridge and Condi are leaving, and even Republican voters might be surprised at what they get. If John Kerry wins, there’ll be an entirely different policy outlook, with is mix of new faces, and some, more familiar from Clinton’s days.
Ken Walsh, Chief White House Correspondent for U.S. News and World Report
Roy Neel, former director of Al Gore’s 2004 transition team