My point exactly... Obama wont nominate anyone better than HAgel and if his confirmation is rejected he he very likely to nominate someone far worse.
As far as complaining about the election results its over..its like the losing team complaining about the refs in a football game..it aint gonna change the outcome.
Hagel is the best Obama will do in my opinion... he's not the smartest guy out there but having any grunt in that position is far better than any viable alternative likely to be appointed.
How about nobody, and just set a standard that if they want anybody as SecDef they have to nominate somebody decent?
Or even better yet, how about we require the President himself to be, like.... a natural born US citizen, with no allegiance to other countries and a lot less likely to be interested in destroying America?
Also, a reason to oppose Hagel for sure, if he doesn’t level with the public about potential foreign influence-buying, is to get rid of this quid pro quo stuff. As long as the politicians can buy “favors” (like treason, fraud, etc), they’ll keep doing it.
If it looks like something stinks, hold up the process until a full investigation is complete and the person has been cleared of wrong-doing. Anything less than that means DC will continue to remain a sewer that stinks up the whole country.