Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Obama's national security team?

Per the insiders: Obama's top contender for secretary of defense is ex-Clinton naval secretary Richard Danzig, with ex-Georgian senator Sam Nunn also in the running. Robert Gates wants to stay in place but his chances are slim.
Long time Obama advisor, Susan Rice, is in pole position for the national security advisor with ex-Clinton NSA Tony Lake, a mentor to Obama, an outside bet.
For secretary of state, Biden had been a lock, but with the vice presidential choice, GOP senator Dick Lugar is a distinct possibility. However don't expect Dick Holbrooke or Jamie Rubin to get much - Lake vetoes Holbrooke and Rubin was far too anti-Obama during the primary.

2 comments:

ERIN NEWBY said...
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ERIN NEWBY said...

I got an email from someone called Nancy McNally yesterday. It was one of the happiest moments of my life.

Received wisdom would be that you and Frank combined are too much man for one golf cart, but credit where it's due: you pull it off.