ABC's George Stephanopoulos told Robin Roberts that Barack Obama making announcements of his appointments earlier than any president-elect.
"He's already doing more than any incoming president has ever done as quickly," said Stephanopoulos.
Obama's transition team combines talent, star power, political clout. Stephanopoulos sees parallels to Lincolns cabinet which has been called a "team of rivals" and Kennedy's cabinet which was termed "the best and the brightest."
Stephanopoulos concluded, "We have not seen this star power and brain power and political muscle this early in a cabinet in our lifetimes."
This video is from ABC's Good Morning American, broadcast Nov. 24, 2008.