Chuck Hagel is uniquely qualified to be Secretary of Defense. He is a decorated war hero who earned two purple hearts for his heroism in Vietnam. He knows the sacrifices that we ask our brave service members to make because he has made them himself.
Many in the punditocracy and D.C.'s strategic class are hyperventilating about these candidates and what we think Obama will do and won't do with scant evidence or commentary from the president or his team.
Romney is a numbers guy and a great businessman; he should be able to figure out what we need, what we don't need, and how to trim the fat. These business skills could be put to great use at the Department of Defense.