Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Two perspectives on the Obama transition

Two Kossacks make articulate arguments about Obama's appointments and what they mean for progressives:

Reaper0Bot makes the argument that Obama's choice to keep Bob Gates reflects a clear-eyed realism about the situation in Iraq, and that it also represents consistency on Obama's part.

TomP says that the decision to keep Gates is worrisome, and the progressive netroots shouldn't be afraid to criticize Obama's decisions.

You be the judge.


  1. I am somewhat with the latter on this one. I don't think he should have kept Gates on as Defense Secretary. We really don't need any hold overs from the Bush administration right now.

    So much for that clean slate.

  2. I'm torn. I'm taking a "wait and see" attitude. If Gates is the one who gets us out of Iraq, then I'm happy. If he doesn't, and Obama goes another direction, then I'm not happy. Ultimately, I think in a year, we'll see someone like Wes Clark take the reins, which will be good.