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A handicapped cabinet: Running a presidential slate is a bad idea

The independent media/polling firm Rasmussen Reports recently decided, for whatever reason, to conduct a poll on whether people want presidential candidates to announce their cabinet choices before the election. While the idea of having a cabinet vetted by the voters may seem appealing, the reality of making those choices during the heat of a campaign has some serious drawbacks, both politically and in terms of effective governance after the election.

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