Normally when a candidate wins an election, he brings his people on board to his administration...at least that is what Barack Obama's campaign advisors thought.
From the Los Angeles Times:
"The spoils go to the victors in politics, and usually a candidate's campaign advisors are generously rewarded with top jobs in the government when an election is won.Pardon me, ran as a liberal? When do liberals promise a tax cut for 95% of America, oh wait liberals do promise welfare...which is in essence what Obama promised.
The exception has been President Obama's team of campaign foreign policy advisors, who have fared poorly in the new administration's frantic job competition. The president, who ran as a liberal, has filled out his government with appointees more in the political center."
"Many of the Obama advisors are frustrated and indignant that after months of helping the campaign, they were thanked in November and directed to apply for a job on Obama's change.gov website -- along with hundreds of thousands of others.Left-wingers used Zinni as an example of "see, Bush is wrong" because he opposed the war. It was a coup to have him on the side with calls for him to be Obama's VP. But now he has been snubbed.
Retired Marine Gen. Anthony C. Zinni, former chief of the Pentagon's Central Command, went public last week with his complaints about the way he was treated by the administration.
Zinni, a former Bush administration envoy but an outspoken critic of the Iraq war, said he was told by Hillary Clinton, new National Security Advisor Gen. James L. Jones Jr. and Vice President Joe Biden that he would be the new ambassador to Iraq.
But several days later, he said, Jones called him with news that the post would go instead to Christopher Hill, who had been handling North Korean nuclear negotiations for the Bush administration."
So, the man who railed against George W. Bush during the campaign continues to have Bush Administration holdovers and snubs his own campaign advisors...no seems to have told him you cannot win a war on two fronts. Barack Obama is simply not ready for prime time and is doomed to be just another Carter presidency.