posted on Dec, 21 2008 @ 12:35 PM
There are many people on the left who are upset that President-Elect Obama only picked one liberal for his cabinet (Secretary of Labor). Most of his
picks are Centrist, with a few Center/Left and a few Center/right choices. There are those who are complaining not enough women, or Southerners, or
(put interest group here) were not chosen. The Rev Rick Warren is drawing a lot of fire, even though he will only talk for a minute, giving a brief
The first question a candidate asks after the election is "What do we do now?" the immortal line from the movie "The Candidate". Sen Obama started
immediately on getting his cabinet together to tackle the problems our country faces. The persons on the Cabinet are there to carry out his policies,
and also give advice on what is the way to go about it. They may disagree and with good reason. A good leader listens to what those disagreements are
and how to solve them. The President is not just the President of the Democrats, but also to the Republicans, Greens, Libertarians, etc. He has to do
what is best for the country, and not give the special interests what they want. That is what he did campaign against, was the Washington as usual.
Just because they are left leaning, they are still special interest groups.
As for Rev Rick Warner, it is good to get everyone into the fold, even people you disagree with. They are still citizens, and should be part of the
solutions, not the problems.
My point is, if people are complaining, the President is doing his job right.