Our financial system is past its prime. It is not longer suitable for the evolving society. So will Daley stand for the entrenched interests, or muster the courage to help the President usher in a new age?
Reaction to Obama's selection of Bill Daley as his chief of staff has been limited to a fairly predictable argument. But beyond the politics, is he a smart choice? I'd say yes. There are four arguments for Daley that are compelling.
We'll have lots of time to examine Obama's new course before he actually formally announces it next year. In the meantime, Obama has two short months remaining to convince the Senate to get something done to bolster his legacy.
We cannot have a Chief of Staff more concerned with political implications than national security. I can only hope his replacement will more rightly understand the role of the nation's most important intelligence officer.