December 10th, 2008
07:00 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama to nominate Daschle Thursday

Obama is set to announce his choice of Daschle Thursday.
Obama is set to announce his choice of Daschle Thursday.

(CNN) - Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle will be announced as President-elect Barack Obama’s nominee for Health and Human Services Secretary Thursday, according to a Democratic source.

CNN had previously reported Daschle was the likely choice for the post.


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soundoff (36 Responses)
  1. Lisa

    He is a brilliant man and will do a wonderful job.

    December 10, 2008 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  2. Ernie

    I wonder who paid for Obama's Senate seat?

    December 10, 2008 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  3. April

    BY THE WAY, IS THIS THE SAME TOM DASCHLE THAT KILLED A YOUNG LADY IN WASHINGTON DC AWHILE AGO. A YOUNG LADY WHO WAS HIS MISTRESS AND HER REMAINS WAS FOUND IN THE PARK? IS THAT THE SAME TOM DASCHLE? I KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW, HE WAS NOT INVOLVE ETC. ETC. ETC. BUT JUST FOR THE REST OF US TO UNDERSTAND. IS HE OR IS HE NOT THE ADULTERER WHOSE GIRL FRIEND OR MISTRESS'S BODY WAS FOUND IN THE PARK? SOMEONE ENLIGHTEN US. CNN THIS IS THE STUFF YOU SHOULD DIG INTO. LET US KNOW WOULD YOU?

    December 10, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  4. Peter (CA)

    More bleating from the Hannity/Rush sheep.
    Daschle has lots of experience and can hit the ground running. You guys did a lot of whining about an energy secretary-designee with no experience. It is time for big changes, not the time to wait and see or worse.

    Don't worry,change is coming. But, then again, anything is better than what we got now.

    December 10, 2008 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  5. M King Jr

    Looking for a needle in a hay stack is very easy when you use a magnet and keep probing. Excellent choice by the Obama team. We are on schedule having a Daschle magnet pulling out the health care problems.

    December 10, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  6. lisa from Tucson

    Awesome! The energy team so smart. The health and human services team so smart. 3/4 the battle is sound planning, and 1/4 is rolling up the sleeves and getting to work. Obama's entire administration is already waiting and excited to work. Change=Work.

    December 10, 2008 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  7. anybody anywhere

    this is absolutely horrible. so much for "change". obama has done nothing but brought back the same old hacks that ruined everything all over again. this recession will be a depression and the chinese will be on our doorstep before you know it along with anyone else that wants to invade. kiss your hineys goodbye now while you still have the chance to pucker up.

    December 10, 2008 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
  8. lisa from Tucson

    Ray Fisher, I'm hoping for Dr. Oz for sugeon general...he believes in prevention and that medical treatment should be a right for all of us. Remember, he's Oprah's go-to for educating us all, he operated on Bill Clinton, and he is inspiring.

    December 10, 2008 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
  9. barbara miller

    Great Man – one who can really make a difference!

    Off topic: Schummer? Obama already said he'd leave Fitzgerald in!! Can someone PLEASE let Obama be Obama! And can CNN allow for more than a few posts on certain stories? The way you pick and choose is so incredibly biased!

    December 10, 2008 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm |
  10. Rhiannon

    Good show! This team just keeps getting better and better with real diversity for a change and not just a token or two. All these individuals are top notch. How novel having competent and talented people advising the president for a change, people who will challenge the president not just a bunch of yes men cronies from Crawford.
    Little Rock, AR

    December 11, 2008 12:01 am at 12:01 am |
  11. Nice choice

    I always liked him and some of Obama's other choices make his cabinet appear like good ideas might come from it

    December 11, 2008 12:01 am at 12:01 am |
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