William Daley good choice as Obama's chief of staff?
Having been a board member of Fannie Mae, a US Secretary of Commerce, and the Midwest Chairmen of JPMorgan Chase, doesn't he have to be considered one of the architects of our recent financial disaster? Kind of like hiring an arsonist to be a fireman?
I suppose good or bad choices by Presidents will remain to be seen, or maybe will be one for the history writers to decide.
He must have been somewhat near the flame when the burning started. Certainly top level management in Chase were aware that the financial situation was dire in terms of the banking and finance industry. At the same time, I think this move is more one that is convenient for Obama than anything else. It gives him an insider who is a declared Republican operating as an "administrative manager" but capable of being a close advisor on particular issues. It may allow Obama to keep his finger in the winds of conservatism especially in the conservative majority of the House. As for his colorful past, Obama is quite comfortable in being surrounded by people of checkered past and political ideaology. Most of his friends are vowed socialists or communists, so a republican will not be any stretch at all for him. WB
Rumor has it Daley is authoritarian and abrasive, alienating the congresscritters the good will of whom the white house needs to get anything done. I think he was chosen to keep a tight rein on the staff during the reelection campaign, though, so maybe the tradeoff is worth it to BO.
by mio cid 4 years ago
President Obama's jigsaw puzzle strategy is winning him support of women,youth,immigrants and hispanics,black voters,union workers etc. Romney's strategy is based on how bad a president Obama has been and pandering to the republican base which is controlled by the tea party and the extreme right...
by lady_love158 7 years ago
http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/ … increases/Really, and people think this guy is a genius? Why does he insist on making ideological proposals that even his own party wont support? This president is beyond inept and incompetent, he's moronic!
by Alexander A. Villarasa 5 years ago
Obama and his leftist ideology, coupled by sheer incompetence has come back to haunt/daunt him and bite him in so many places, that people are wondering if his Presidency would ever recover from the myriad scandals that has plagued his second term, from Benghazi to the IRS to the...
by Alternative Prime 2 years ago
A FACT that some Americans might be unaware of is that Ted Cruz’s Father is actually a refugee from Communist Cuba ~ We all know Ted Cruz has other issues shadowing his campaign, but once the majority of conservatives find out his father lived in a RED Country while growing up, how much do you...
by Team Wiseman 2 years ago
What do you think was Barack Obama's best accomplishment while in office?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 4 years ago
President Obama for? Let us count the ways e.g. Obama"care" - yep the disaster which keeps on becoming even more so and the influx of illegals,low skilled and often illiterate, who are exhausting our social systems for once. Tell us how you would love to "thank" our...
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|