The new entry in Obama’s team is former Dem. Sen. Tom Daschle, for the position of secretary of Health and Human Services.Daniel Tarullo, Susan Rice and James Steinberg, former aides during Clinton’s administration,
will advice in policy matters during the transition period. Rice and Steinberg, together with retired Marine Gen. James L. Jones, a former NATO commander are also possible national security advisers.
Eric H. Holder jr., another former Clinton administration official could be the next Attorney General with at least one difficult task ahead: what to do with Guantanamo? Holder jr. was involved, as former deputy attorney in the case of fugitive Marc Rich pardon.
Peter R. Orszag is considered for the position of Director of Office of Management and Budget.
The main question is whether senator Hillary Rodham Clinton will accept to be the next Secretary of State and, if yes, what kind of relationship would she have/negotiate with the president, for guaranteeing a reliable and persuasive US diplomacy.