Friday Morning Quarterbacks Calling for New Obama Team

Since the election hasn’t happened yet we can’t call the pundits Monday Morning quarterbacks, but more are weighing in prior to The Big Game! to give Obama unsolicited advice.  Bill Keller of the NY Times joins Robert Reich, former Labor Secretary, in proposing that Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden switch seats — and they aren’t the first, or only ones.  Maybe there is a market for Fantasy Politics, to go along with Fantasy Football…create your own line-up and place your bets!


She would bring to this year’s campaign a missing warmth and some of the voltage that has dissipated as Obama moved from campaigning to governing. What excites is not just the prospect of having a woman a heartbeat — and four years — away from the presidency, although she certainly embodies the aspirations of many women. It’s the possibility that the first woman at the top would have qualifications so manifest that her first-ness was a secondary consideration.


Well I don’t know.  She might add some spine to the Obama team, but it might be just were it is least needed — Iran? Bomb ’em.  Would she shore up Obama’s nauseating weakness on civil liberties?  Would the presidential right to gun-down Americans abroad or to hold indefinitely those who’s strange last names make them likely terrorists, be rectified?  My fantasy team doesn’t start with her.  But the Democratic bench doesn’t offer very much and Bernie Sanders would/should refuse the post if offered, as a kind of power painted prison he would languish in…..

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