According to “Barnstorming Obama plans to pick Republicans for cabinet…”
Obama is hoping to appoint cross-party figures to his cabinet such as Chuck Hagel, the Republican senator for Nebraska and an opponent of the Iraq war, and Richard Lugar, leader of the Republicans on the Senate foreign relations committee.
This is a great general election tactic in Obama’s attempt to peal away moderate support of McCain, especially since someone like Hagel could be a VP choice for McCain.
Optimistically, it’s a trial balloon. It would go along with Obama’s play to be a modern-day Lincoln, reaching across the aisle to build a broad alliance.
We shall see.