I’m surprised that I haven’t read much about this earlier, but the New York Times discusses potential Obama and McCain appointments in this article.
Here are the listed possibilities, although different advisors for each camp suggest different people. What do you think of these possibilities, and who else might be a good pick for the various posts?
W.H. Chief of Staff: Tom Daschle, Rahm Emmanuel, William M. Daley or Pete Rouse (Obama’s Senate Chief of Staff)
Treasury Secretary: Timothy Geithner (NY Fed Bank Chairman), Paul Voeckler (ex-Fed Chairman), or former T.Secs. Lawrence Summers and Robert Rubin
Defense Secretary: Robert Gates could be asked to stay
Veterans Affairs: James Peake could be retained
Chief of Staff: John Lehman
Defense: Gates or Lieberman
State: Lieberman or World Bank head Robert Zoellick
Treasury: John Thain of Merrill Lynch, Zoellick, NY Mayor Mike Bloomberg or Mitt Romney