Roundtable: Obama Transition Reflecting Change?

Obama and Bush

President-elect Barack Obama is led by President George W. Bush through the Colonnade during a welcome ceremony at the White House. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

President-elect Barack Obama rode to the White House championing the slogan, "Change You Can Believe In." But, so far, 31 of his 47 appointments to White House transition and staff posts have ties to the Clinton administration.

Critics say his new slogan may well be "Politics As Usual," while others say it's simply a matter of needing seasoned government veterans to handle an array of pressing crises.

On that issue and more, Farai Chideya speaks with Rob Redding of Redding News Review; Patrice Yursick of Afrobella; and Charles Robinson of Charles Black Politics Blog.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.