Monday, December 01, 2008

The benefits? of losing the presidency

By the time Mr. Obama is finished, every major Democratic politician will be in his cabinet. Already there are 2 openings in the Senate, 2 governorships, and a House seat. In Arizona, where hour Democratic governor will be leaving to serve in the Obama administration, her replacement will be a Republican.

I think the impact is greater because President Bush has served for so long. It means there is a backlog of good people to serve, since all the stars in waiting have been in holding patterns. I think Mr. Obama may very well suck all the Democratic talent into his administration. It isn't much, but it is something.

I wonder how much of an impact it has on the national picture over the next few years when this happens.