With all due respect to the mainsteam media who are all agog over the election of Barack Obama and are torn between whether Obama is the reincarnation of Abraham Lincoln, FDR, or as Time magazine puts it, a King born in a manger, this Lincolnesque “team of rivals” reference is nonsense.
What other choice does Obama have than to choose from the current field of failed Democratic presidential candidates and former Clinton appointees? He doesn’t know anyone else. Barack Obama is the only person in American history elected to the presidency without ever having served in an executive position, either militarily or as a civilian. Consequently, he does not have a pool of former aides and associates to draw from.
Unless Obama intends to appoint the former homeland terrorist Bill Ayers as Secretary of Education and the race-baiting, “the chickens have come to roost” Reverend Jeremiah Williams to head up Homeland Security, he has no choice but to choose former Clintonistas and defeated Democratic presidential nominees.
Hillary Clinton ran for the Democratic presidential nomination this year and is a contender for Secretary of State. Joe Biden first ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988. He ran again this year and is now the Vice President elect. Sen. Tom Daschle ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004. He has just accepted Obama’s offer to be Secretary of Health and Human Services. The front runner for Attorney General is former Clinton administration justice official, Eric Holder. Obama’s Chief of Staff is Rahm Emanuel, a senior advisor to President Bill Clinton for five years.
Barack Obama campaigned for two years on a message of “Change.” Who knew that “Change” meant resurrecting the Bill Clinton administration?