Obamas Cabinet nominees project an image of confidence

December 20th, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI  

Barack Obama

Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): President-elect Barack Obama has named all his Cabinet secretary nominees, and the lineup suggests that he wants to project an image of confidence.

Obamas Cabinet lineup, which was completed on Friday with a month to spare, sends a signal that the President-elect will lean on experienced hands and moderate voices to steer the nation through turbulent times, FOX news reported.

Obamas Cabinet and staff features faces from the Clinton administration and even two Republicans.

The list of nominees suggests Obama, facing a deep recession and wars on two fronts, will rely on the kind of Washington veterans he campaigned against during the Democratic primaries.

Analysts say Obamas picks signal the president-elect values projecting the image of confidence over projecting the image of a new sheriff in Washington.

“Hes been compared to the Messiah by the media, and his team suggests that hes Clinton Two, said Christopher C. Hull, professor of government at Georgetown University.

Obamas final Cabinet picks, announced Friday, were Hilda Solis of California for Labor Secretary and Ray LaHood of Illinois for Transportation Secretary, and he picked former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk to be US trade representative and venture capitalist Karen Mills to lead the Small Business Administration.

Obama also has named four former rivals to his team, though some might not cause the president-elect many headaches. (ANI)

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