The Obama Administration

United States
November 8, 2008 9:08pm CST
President elect Obama must keep a steady hand and be prepared to rise or fall on his decisions. The pledged decision to bring fairness to the economy is what got him elected and he must and I hope will bring special attention to this part of our countries future. More fairness must be brought to bear in a country where Exxon Mobile made 14 Billion in one quarter and executives receive 30 million dollar bonuses while teachers of which Im a part struggle to make ends meet. More fairness must be brought to bare if this country will start to live up its creed. These are my picks for The Obama administration: Secretary of State: Richard Lugar Secretary of Defense: Robert Gates Secretary of Education: Colin Powell Secretary of Treasury: Attorney General: Eric Holder Homeland Security: Chuck Hagel Secretary of Energy: Secretary of Health Human services: Secretary of Labor: Tom Dascle Surgeon General: Dr. Ben Carson Secretary of Energy and Treasury are the two most important roles to fill at this time. Obama will probably be well served to choose from industry. Comment back who you believe will be the best choices. We will update later when we get comments back with whom we think will make the best choices.
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@bubblyapple (2655)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
It seems that Obama is really ensuring that his administration would be on task from Day 1. I would really like to see the change that he promised during the campaign season. All of us know that we really need to do something or else, our problems would not only be a national problem but an international problem as well. We have to keep in my mind the role that we play in the international community. Although I don't agree with us always dwelling into the everyday going ons of other nations, it still would not erase the fact that we are indeed being followed by everyone on the international scene. They are always watching. So we have to do better, not only for ourselves but for our international brothers and sisters as well.
• United States
12 Nov 08
This is Sourceseeker The Obama cabinet could also include Couglas Wilder for Health and Human services The Energy and Treasury secretaries are very important. Hope Obama uses good people. We need help in those areas greatly.
@celticeagle (119330)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Nov 08
Well, lets see what happens. You have any ideas on how to make all this turn out right then please let us know. We have voted someone into office that is supposed to take care of it all. Let's see what happens!!
@sierras236 (2740)
• United States
9 Nov 08
My real concern about this administration, is that the bar is set extremely high. Not only is he promising to fix the economy, (the world's economy is in the toilet as well), he is promising to get out of Iraq (only to shift troop's to Afghanistan, so technically our troops will still be at war), he is promising a form of universe healthcare (where he is going to get the money from, I have no idea and neither does anyone else), a tax cut (yet he wants to raise taxes on small businesses killing a large number of jobs), a tax raise on the wealthy (guess who pays for that, we the taxpayers do), and a penalty for jobs that go overseas (the companies will just move their entire operations overseas). So he has a lot of high expectations to meet in four years. I just hope he doesn't disappoint the people who voted for him.
@unikylin (69)
• China
9 Nov 08
hi ,there . Talking about Obama ,I don't care so much but three problems ahead of him , First ,How will he do with the "crisis" and economic problems of USA ? Second,How will he clear up the awful mess of IRAQ ? No fight again,!!!I hope. Third,Did he have humor in relationship on chian-usa ?if he does ,he is great. just look and see .
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
9 Nov 08
I agree with you. I hope he does well. The way I look at it now is that even if Obama sat in his office and did nothing at all....he still would be doing better than bush did for our country. He has been left with a huge mess to clean up. I don't envy him a bit.
@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
9 Nov 08
I was very happy to hear that he was on the ball right after the election. It is a very positive and proactive move. I feel that he will try to surround himself with people who are experts in those type of positions and will not be a bunch of "yes men" but ones who will tell him like it is and if they feel he is wrong. That is just like being the president of any company. You do not expect to know it all so you hire those who will be in the know and keep your informed. I do not have a list but I do agree that choosing from industry for energy and treasury is a good idea. It will be interesting to see the people he chooses. This is a very good post, by the way. Thanks for posting.