Originally posted by skeptic1
I have to wonder what all the people who were so gung-ho in supporting Obama's "change" message really thought he would do and think of how he is
starting things off with recycled Clinton era post and position appointments.
You have wondered, you have asked and we have answered. You refuse to accept our answers and continue to ask the same questions again. I can't help
but think it's not our
answers that you're wondering about.
I was (and am) very "gung-ho" in supporting Obama. I am not at all surprised that he has chosen some people from the Clinton administration. In
fact, I EXPECTED it and I am thankful for it. It is what I thought he would do. It is what I HOPED he would do.
It has become clear that to many people (most of them Obama critics), the word "change" means an all-new cabinet. ALL people from outside
Washington, ALL people from outside politics, ALL people we've never heard of before. But that's certainly not what I (as a "gung-ho" Obama
supporter) expected. That is totally unrealistic and dangerous and would be the move of a rookie with wild, far-out dreams of a turn-about change,
which I believe would be dangerous for the country.
I said here
what I expected the change to look like. As regards a COMPLETE change, I
said, "I think that's kind of unrealistic and I'm not at all sure that I would want to have 100% change all at one time. It makes for unstable,
unpredictable and unreliable results."
I HOPE he doesn't select Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. In my opinion, that would be the wrong choice for the job. But NOT because of any
expectation of change. The change will come AFTER he is in office.
Obama is a great leader and these people will be executing HIS policy, not their own. I agree it's important to be critical of him, but it's also
important to not judge prematurely. He has picked some people, but he hasn't DONE anything yet.
The OP is complete speculation and some "selections" have already been proven wrong. The media is going crazy with this. They just can't seem to
wait to report all their suspicions and guesses as practical fact. That's ok, but I am finding it a bit annoying that people are so ready to jump all
over Obama before he's even taken pen to paper. I wish I was as cool as he seems to be about it.
I guess it's a matter of trust for me. At this point, I trust his intelligence, his savvy, his judgment. I don't think I know better than he does
who he should choose. I don't think he was born yesterday. He knows what he's doing. I don't agree with him on everything, certainly, but I refuse
to judge his presidency before it's even begun. That is not fair. And that's why I get annoyed with others who do.
Is this the change I'm looking for? I'll let you know in a year or so.