Here is a challenge to those of you who want to give me some counsel on an essay I am doing on Obama’s team of rivals.
It’s clear that Obama wanted to employ a team of political, ideological and policy diversity in his White House, but some of the battles between these players have been vicious.
The outgoing White House Counsel Gregory Craig whose last formal day of work is this Sunday, the 10th of January, comes to mind.
Who do you think has risen and succeeded on Obama’s team — and who has fallen?
Who is just treading water? and why?
Has Rahm Emanuel added value or raised costs for Obama team? What of political advisers David Axelrod and Valerie Jarrett?
— Steve Clemons