Is It Starting To Look Like A Third Clinton Term?
I’ve been watching the “transition” unfold with keen interest, in-fact I had mentioned this past Wednesday that I could see President-elect Obama tapping many of President Clinton’s people for his staff and cabinet.
A consensus was that he wouldn’t do that because “it would look like business as usual.” But here we are three days later and it really does look like Obama’s starting off looking like a third term for Bill Clinton.
My observations were confirmed last night on the MSNBC show Rachel Maddow, when she too mentioned the fact that a lot of Clinton people are being “tap” to play a roll in the transition team and being mention for cabinet posts.
I might be able to can see the “transition team” members being Clinton people. They’ve been there and done it before. It’s been a long 8 years and they are the only Democrats to have expertise on the transition from one Administration to another. You have to go all the way back to Jimmy Carter’s administration for anyone else with that sort of knowledge.
When it comes to the Cabinet, it is my hope that President Obama will introduce mostly new faces with new ideas, a new spirituality if you will, to the concept of governing. I am sure he can find bright, articulate people, as himself, that aren’t tied with the partisan past of Washington.
The Country elected Obama primarily because of his “new” approach, the freshness of his style and the lack of “beltway” baggage. hopefully that will be transfered to the people the President-elect will surround himself in governing.