Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Looking ahead

If Obama is as smart as I think he is, he is already thinking of cabinet appointments too. Perhaps some on his list of potential VP running mates are also being checked out for such roles by his VP selection team. And what do I hope he is thinking about his slate of appointments? Not just how to get the most quick-starting and competent team that can execute the agenda of change for which he will win election but to groom, by way of visibility and challenges met, the successors who can build upon the enhanced domestic focus and the shrinking of the defense vaempire. The change is coming but to do lasting good, it will need a lot more than hope and a lot more than one face, one well spoken voice. I hope Obama realizes that he is now on a path that requires him to assemble the future of American administration...if not, there won't be much of a future.

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