Whether Obama represents change or not should not be under any kind of speculation. He has already changed the way the world views America and he hasn’t even been inaugurated yet! Not to mention that he’s changed the face of the administration as well. I believe that we will have a diverse administration that is made up of a lot of young & attractive people. Obama’s Chief of Staff, Rahm Emmanuel, may have a hot temper but that’s not the only thing that’s sizzling. He is a cutie for sure. Yeah, Barack Obama is bringing a change from the last 8 years already.
Obama is not shy about drawing on the past to get a sense of how to handle the future. Everyone has been talking about how many folks from the Clinton administration will now be a part of his. But he knows that in order to change the direction that America is headed in, he can’t have a team of unknowns. Taking a cue from Abraham Lincoln’s playbook, Barack Obama may be constructing a “team of rivals“.
Barack Obama is a very intellectual & studious man. Having a president that is a thinker is also a definite change. Look at what Obama said at a town meeting earlier this year:
“”I will tell you, though, that my goal is to have the best possible government, and that means me winning,” Obama said, per ABC News’ Sunlen Miller. “And so, I am very practical minded. I’m a practical-minded guy. And, you know, one of my heroes is Abraham Lincoln.”
Obama then referred to “a wonderful book written by Doris Kearns Goodwin called ‘Team of Rivals,’ in which [she] talked about [how] Lincoln basically pulled in all the people who had been running against him into his Cabinet because whatever, you know, personal feelings there were, the issue was, ‘How can we get this country through this time of crisis?”(End of Excerpt) Read the entire article here:(http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/05/obama-proposes.html
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