Skip to comments.Hagel, Lugar To Serve on Obama Cabinet?
Posted on 03/01/2008 9:30:09 PM PST by Fox_Mulder77
AS Barack Obama enters the final stages of the fight for the Democratic presidential nomination, he is preparing to detach the core voters of John McCain, the likely Republican nominee, with the same ruthless determination with which he has peeled off Hillary Clintons supporters.
The scene is set for a tussle between the two candidates for the support of some of the sharpest and most independent minds in politics. Obama is hoping to appoint cross-party figures to his cabinet such as Chuck Hagel, the Republican senator for Nebraska and an opponent of the Iraq war, and Richard Lugar, leader of the Republicans on the Senate foreign relations committee.
Senior advisers confirmed that Hagel, a highly decorated Vietnam war veteran and one of McCains closest friends in the Senate, was considered an ideal candidate for defence secretary. Some regard the outspoken Republican as a possible vice-presidential nominee although that might be regarded as a stretch.
Asked about his choice of cabinet last week, Obama told The Sunday Times: Chuck Hagel is a great friend of mine and I respect him very much, although he was wary of appearing as though he was already choosing the White House curtains. But after winning 11 primary contests in a row after Super Tuesday, he is ready to elbow Clinton off the stage.
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HUSSEIN Obama will fill his cabinet with his Nation of Islam buddies.
Hagel??? That RINO?
I saw that while googling. No one considers Lugar or Hagel Republicans anyway. The other thing that is popping up is a Obama/Mayor-who-shall-not-be-named ticket. (Hint: Name startes with a “B.”
Hagel......way to go Nebraska. Once again.
We live in the “21st Century Dark Ages”
He makes a pretty shower...
Get a rope!
Hey, I can say that... Hagel & Lugar are white guys!
Lugar’s appointment might assure something else... if the GOP incumbent Governor loses reelection (which is a strong possibility), the new Dem Governor appoints another rodent to the Senate vacancy (meaning both IN Senate seats would be rodent), probably Baron Hill. We could be down to as low as 41 seats if the elections are a disaster for us (the fewest number of GOP Senators since the 1978 election).
This guy is a commie b*****d. He reminds me of Hitler.
Hey! Here’s another reason to vote for Obama. We get rid of two Rino Senators for the price of one.
Just because Hagel and Lugar suck up to the Democrats doesn't mean they have any future.
Look at Jim Jeffords - he sold his whole career for an advance on a two-book deal and now he exists only as a punchline.
And suggesting Luger and Hagel will enhance his campaign how? Luger the loser and Hagel the consummate RINO. Go for it, Obama!
“Hey! Heres another reason to vote for Obama. We get rid of two Rino Senators for the price of one.”
Yeah, but you’ll get Kerry and Gore.
I respect his Mama's wishes so will use that name.
I just pray I don't have to call him President Barack Hussein Obama, ever.
Obama is a MAROON!
Pretty good, we give them Hagel and Lugar for parties to be named later... much much later. Is it too late to attach McCain to this deal?
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