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Boston Herald: "Cabinet role for Mitt Romney would be a shrewd move" - Do you agree? [View all]

I saw this editorial in the Boston Herald (the right leaning newspaper in Boston) and wondered what you think of it:

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view/20221108cabinet_role_for_romney_would_be_a_shrewd_move/srvc=home&position=1

Cabinet role for Mitt Romney would be a shrewd move


...In the campaign, Obama proposed creating a new secretary of business Cabinet post and that could be a perfect fit for Romney, though the GOP nominee ridiculed the idea at the time.

Romneyís name also has surfaced as a possible secretary of commerce. Putting the successful venture capitalist in the Cabinet could go a long way toward convincing Republicans that Obama is serious about working with them in Congress.

The move also could appease nervous investors on Wall Street, who reacted to Obamaís re-election by sending the stock market on its worst tailspin of the year. Obama desperately needs someone with business sense and CEO experience in his second term. He also needs to do something to show America that he wants to bring the country together after one of the most divisive campaigns in history.

The president may have won a clear electoral vote margin Tuesday night, but there are 57 million people in large swaths of the country who donít support him. They need to know Obama isnít ignoring them.

The big question is whether Obama is really serious about following through on his promise to reach out to Republicans. His victory speech in Chicago was full of lofty rhetoric about bipartisanship, but giving Romney a job? That could set off howls of protest from Democrats who demonized the GOP nominee on the campaign trail....

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