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December 20th, 2008
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I have to admit, it's true

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From:nicegeek
Date:December 20th, 2008 11:09 pm (UTC)
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Are there particular appointments that you're disappointed in? From where I sit (which, granted, is rather right of you, politically), he's tended toward pragmatic moderates. So far, he's mostly avoided the mistakes of the Bush administration, which tended to pick either incompetent cronies or far-right ideologues. And it seems like a cabinet that more or less represents the coalition of people who voted for him, which includes a lot of people such as myself who would not generally be regarded as Liberals. If he runs a competent administration that's perhaps a bit left of center, I'm prepared to vote for him again in 2012. But if he swings to the far left, he'll lose my vote, just like McCain did when he swung too far to the right.

I do have a few disagreements with his picks. I would rather have seen Richardson at State than Clinton; he's got way more diplomatic experience than she does. Vilsack's support for corn ethanol subsidies is troubling. And Solis is too chummy with organized labor to make the reforms I'd like to see. But Chu is a great pick for Energy, and his economic team (Geithner, Summers, and Volcker) is top-notch.
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