Let me finish tonight with this.
Call me a romantic. Call me a political junkie. Call me naïve.
But what I like is the big time. I want the best possible people running this country. I want the heavyweights out there. I want to know that when I’m paying attention, the first team is out there on the field, that this country of ours—the best country in the world (There! I’ve said it!)—has its best people out there doing their best for us.
So when I root for Kerry to be secretary of state, when I root for Chris Christie to get out there and run for president, it’s for just this glorious reason. I don’t like it when we have a clown show like we witnessed—and I had to cover—early this year.
It was a joke to have the Republican nomination for president contested by the likes of Santorum, Cain, Bachmann, and Gingrich. It was a shame that one of the country’s two major political parties got to select its nominee at a jamboree of the unacceptable.
And yes, I want President Obama to go out in this country and grab the best possible people for the second term Cabinet.
I think Michael Bloomberg is ready to come aboard. He’s out there today with a big, leading op-ed about how we can end this blind man’s bluff we’re playing on the fiscal cliff. He wants in the debate.
Why not call his bluff and ask him to get in the arena? A man who made billions in business and economic communication is the best possible person to communicate this administration’s fiscal policy and world trade policy, don’t you think?
So let’s get at it America. The best country in the world? I’m in.