It’s early on in the Cabinet building process, but thus far the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is actually supportive of President-elect Obama’s economic team — or at least a few of the appointments. Only time will tell if Obama’s policies will reflect this apparent centricism (centristness? centricity? centristocity?) or if it will span his entire term. But for the time being, Thomas J. Donohue, president/CEO of the nation’s largest business advocate, isn’t hating the guy:
This team brings a wealth of knowledge to Washington and an understanding that any sustainable economic recovery will involve the business sector.
Tim Geithner has a deep understanding of our capital markets and the experience and credibility to tackle our nation’s biggest challenge—restoring our economy and rebuilding our financial markets. He has been directly engaged in all the steps taken so far to address this unprecedented crisis and is well qualified to lead the Treasury Department.
Larry Summers’ knowledge of economic issues and past experience as Treasury secretary will serve President Obama well. Likewise, Christina Romer and Melody Barnes will bring an understanding that any sustainable economic recovery will involve the business sector.