Best team Wins (The Obama Administration) part 3

United States
November 22, 2008 6:35pm CST
Obama is choosing people first that he believes can do the job of facilitating change and competence. This is the era of the dawning of a new age. The internet savvy and the interconnected. The Obama Admisistration is reflecting that. The pick of Hillary Clinton shows his savvy. He removes a political opponent and gets a world renowned figure to represent him and America around the world. Across the board it seems he's choosing people with the competence and who can assimilate the change mantle. These are the picks updated Secretary of State H. Clinton Secretary of Defense R. Gates Secretary of Education C. Powell Health and Human services T. Dascle Interior C. Ogletree Transportation S. Herringer Attorney General E, Holder Agriculture T. Vilsack Commerce Ricardson Energy J Kerry Treasury T. Geitner Homeland J. Napolitano Veterans Affairs Chuck Hagel HUD Manuel Diaz
2 people like this
4 responses
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
23 Nov 08
Appointing people that have all been previously involved with Washington politics is NOT the "dawning of a new age" - it is NOT change - and in some instances, it is definitely NOT competence - for others, that is yet to be seen. Note also that these, thus far, are people that Obama has selected as HIS choices for these positions - they have not yet been confirmed to serve in these positions.
1 person likes this
• United States
23 Nov 08
When you say "dawning of a new age" do you mean "all the same people Clinton had?" Yes I realize Hillary wasn't actually in the Clinton administration, but when the newest face is the wife of the previous democratic admin. It ain't exactly a big change.
@irisheyes (4373)
• United States
24 Nov 08
Actually, Colin Powell wasn't in the Clinton administration. He was in the Bush administration.
@irisheyes (4373)
• United States
24 Nov 08
Maybe this is wistful thinking but I'm sort of hoping Hillary took the job to get lots of national exposure so she can run again in 8 years and win. She'll still be younger than John McCain was and women live longer. Go Hillary.
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
23 Nov 08
You don't even have all the right people on your lists. And where is the change? How can this be change? It might be a good team, but it's the same old, same old, Clinton plus some new people, Washingtonian garbage. I don't see improvement, nor can this possibly be the best team to accomplish the vision of change we have been promised. What I see is a comeback of Clinton times... and wait, didn't they get us into this mess in the first place with their sub-prime loan initiation?