posted on September 20, 2012 09:42
Here’s betting that, whoever wins the presidential race, Erskine Bowles ends up in Washington.
He’s being mentioned as Obama’s Secretary of Treasury. And wouldn’t Mitt Romney be smart to put Bowles – a Southern, Clinton Democrat – in a top position? Maybe Treasury, Budget Director or something out of the box like Defense?
Bowles’ work on the Bowles-Simpson budget commission makes him the gold standard in America today when it comes to rising above partisanship. And they’re getting set to spend $25 million selling that plan.
He already balanced the federal budget once, so maybe he could do it again. Or make an even deeper mark on the country.
Good thing he lost those Senate races. He would have been wasted among those 99 fools.