(John Edwards’ Senior Economic Adviser Leo Hindery and CNN Washington Bureau Chief David Bohrman at New America Foundation Dinner)
This is interesting news. John Edwards has appointed cables sports industry giant Leo Hindery
to serve as Senior Economic Advisor on his campaign.
There are not many Democratic CEOs in the cable television and sports business, but Leo Hindery is one. He has had a spectacularly successful career in the media and broadcast arena but his passion is restoring the health of the American economy and achieveing more equitable sharing of the growth and gains in that economy among its key stakeholders — in other words with “workers.”
Hindery has been one of the few CEOs who has argued that overall the current crop of American business leaders are shipping out jobs and manufacturing capacity overseas to benefit their own personal financial interests — but are crippling their firms, their workers, and the long term health of American society.
While John Edwards may get a bump with his base for bringing on a guy who won the Le Mans Grand Prix, I think it’s what Leo Hindery has been writing and arguing about economic public policy that makes him interesting.
Hindery’s book It Takes a CEO: It’s Time to Lead with Integrity and his interesting recent report on the American economy under the auspices of the Horizon Project give good insight into the kind of stakeholder-oriented economic counsel Hindery will most likely provide presidential candidate John Edwards.
— Steve Clemons