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Top Negotiator for Obama's Fiscal Cliff Talks? Tim Geithner

Chries Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 3:47 PM
Romney, unfortunately, was the best of a bad lot. I guess all the good candidates didn't want to run against Obama.
smokindave Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 11:23 PM
Actually we had a good candidate in Herman Cain-yet a SUCCESSFUL minority candidate apparently doesn't rate the support of the NAACP, or the Congressional Black Caucus. A black candidate who actually ran a business-and did it well-wasn't deemed worthy of support from the minority leaders in Washington. Just when I was beginning to buy into all that diversity stuff....
SMyles Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 6:22 PM
We had an excellent candidate in Paul.

The White House has tapped quite a winner to lead debt/fiscal cliff negotiations on behalf of President Obama. Drum roll please.....Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. More from the Wall Street Journal:

The White House has tapped the Treasury secretary as its lead negotiator in deficit-reduction talks with Congress, giving Mr. Geithner about a month to help cut a deal before $500 billion in tax increases and spending cuts begin in January—and before his long-planned departure from the administration.

It is a sharp change in role for the 51-year-old, who has been preoccupied largely with the...