The President is important.
BUT there are other jobs that are just about as important. And in some ways are MORE IMPORTANT THAN BEING THE BIG BOSS. The day to day running of the country is in the hands of 23 people who are not elected.
There are several people I’d be happy with as President. Some of them may even get into the projected list below.
My challenge to you all is WHAT IS THE PERFECT CABINET?
Let’s not argue about getting rid of cabinet positions. That’ll take Congressional approval;. Let’s just look at who would make good on the various offices.
The tradition of the Cabinet dates back to the beginnings of the Presidency itself. Established in Article II, Section 2, of the Constitution, the Cabinet’s role is to advise the President on any subject he may require relating to the duties of each member’s respective office.
The Cabinet includes the Vice President and the heads of 15 executive departments, and they are in succession to being them president if something happens to the government.
In order of succession to the Presidency (and my suggestions):
Speaker of the House (Newt Gingrich)
President ProTem of the Senate
State (John Bolton)
Treasury (Mitt Romney)
Defense (Allen West)
Justice (Trey Gowdy or Andrew Napolitano)
Interior (Sarah Palin)
Commerce (Rick Perry)
Labor (Scott Walker)
Health/Human Services (Ben Carson)
Homeland Security (Joe Arpaio)
The following positions have the status of Cabinet-rank but are NOT in the order of Presidential Succession:
White House Chief of Staff
Environmental Protection Agency
Office Management Budget
US Trade Representative
US Mission to UN
Council of Economic Advisers
Small Business Admin
OTHER POSITIONS OF IMPORTANCE:
Supreme Court (Jeanine Pirro)
Surgeon General (Ben Carson)
White house Press Secretary (Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, or Ben Shapiro)
I’ll be interested to learn your “perfect cabinet”.