By JOHN KANELIS / firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re hearing from right-wing media pundits and other critics of President-elect Biden that his Cabinet and top staffers comprise too many folks from the Obama administration.
Yes, I have expressed a concern about that, but I have to ask: Why is that necessarily a bad thing?
Biden served as vice president for President Obama’s two successful terms. He knows the players who comprised his team. Biden knows their strengths. He wants to parlay those strengths toward building a team of his own.
The Obama administration, let us remember, took office in the midst of the Great Recession. The nation’s economy was in free fall, it was collapsing and President Obama needed to act immediately to help rescue it from permanent ruin.
The team he assembled, along with Joe Biden, got the job done.
So, the new president wants to rely on their knowledge, their experience and their skill to help him restore a nation beset by new economic trouble and, oh yes, that damn pandemic.
That’s OK with me.