My Nomination for Secretary of State . . .
any of my
Wes Clark was my favorite Veep candidate, which I blogged about into oblivion, so it's natural that I favor him as Secretary of State. Anyone wishing to question my grounds for believing that this elite statesman's career should be extended into the future Barack Obama administration should just scroll my previous posts in his behalf.
He shoulda coulda woulda have been an excellent Vice-President. Failing that, Obama is going to take another strong voice - Hillary Clinton's - out of the Senate?
BTW, I'm fed up with this Lincolnesque mythology of folding your previous adversaries into your tent. What's that going to lead to? McCain or Lieberman as Secretary of Defense? Shit to that, man. (There is no other decorous way to put that.) Ted Rall has put it well: The First Rule of Reelection is Don't Think About Reelection! Obama ought not to be thinking about governing his first term so as to ensure a second term. He should go for the knock out punch in the first term. If he does that well, there won't be enough collateral damage - politically - for any Democratic challenger to find useful material among the detritus. Obama's second term will be a victory lap.
Clark campaigned for Hillary until Obama became Nominated President-Presumed. Then he enthusiastically campaigned enthusiastically for Mr. O.
Clark has been a tireless and energetic fund-raiser for Progressive Democratic candidates across the country. Although some may question his early positions on Busheney's catastrophic invasion and occupation of Iraq, early on his voice became a consistent asset for those of us opposed to Iraquagmire. He has a lot of good will in Europe left over from his NATO days. His rapport with the press is without an equal.
Wes Clark is a natural for Secretary of States. Will someone please tell Barry???