It’s just speculation right now, but his foreign policy advisors seem to think it’d be a good fit…
In defiance of traditional party labels, Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, may ask the defence secretary of President George W Bush to stay on if he wins the White House. [...]
Richard Danzig, an adviser to Obama on national security and a former navy secretary, said: â€œMy personal position is Gates is a very good secretary of defence and would be an even better one in an Obama administration.â€ [...]
Ivo Daalder of the Brookings Institution in Washington, a foreign policy adviser to Obama, said: â€œRobert Gates is one of the best defence secretaries we have had in a long time and it makes a lot of sense to keep him.â€
The simple fact of the matter is Obama and Gates line up on a lot of issues with regards to foreign policy, but Iraq promises to be a big sticking point. No doubt Gates would take issue with Obama’s plan to start pulling out.
Still, not completely outside of the realm of possibilities…
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