After all of the buzz over this possable nominee, and that one, I have some things I want to remind folks.
First: I think NO ONE would argue that betting on this horse race is not even more furious than the election itself. With that said, there have been precious few leaks, and even the rumors that have come out are few and based on the absolute thinnest speculations. This transition committee is virtually leak proof, even with virtually every man woman and child in the country trying to get a peek inside.
That alone says the most amazing thing about our new president. There is no sign that the Obama team is trying to hide anything, just an amazing amount of discipline and respect for the most important decisions they will ever make.
The cabinet positions, and his advisers 100% will determine how he governs, as these are THE members of his team.
Second: No matter what your opinion of this person or that person that has been speculated on, I have heard ABSOLUTELY no one suggested that is not universally respected as qualified and the proper temperament to take the position.
The fear expressed has only extended to does your view of what needs to be done match the person rumored to be considered. People think Hillery is too Pro-Israel, Treasury people are questioned if they are willing to talk to financial industry people, Not because they are insiders.
No one pick potential appointee has been accused of being either incompetent, or in the pocket of those they would regulate.
Third: Obama won! despite some of the worst attacks ever, AND as a black man, AND running against the Clinton machine. HE picked his team. He built what is unquestionably the absolute most successful campaign team ever. He got the Democrats working together in a common purpose in a way NEVER MATCHED or even attempted in HISTORY. HE did all of this. HE did it by picking people well, and expecting them to preform.
Why does any one fear that any one he picks will not be the most qualified and DEDICATED people to fill that office in decades.
The ONLY person that he supports that I have to remind myself that he knows what he is doing is Lieberman. And you know what? I don't understand supporting Lieberman, but I STILL have faith that our President truly knows what he is doing. HE's got this covered!
I HAVE NO WORRIES, and honestly, while sharing our opinions, none of us should worry.
Finally: A lot of the reason he was so successful is we KNOW he listened to the grass roots. We know specifically, he has listened and responded here on KOS, and there is massive evidence that he is responsive to the entire progressive community, and we know he hears and carefully considers virtually every voice in the entire nation.
With our help, and outr COOPERATION, THE MAN HAS THIS COVERED!