December 10th, 2008
07:00 PM ET
5 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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  1. Bobby Burns

    Politics as usual... This is change ?????????Obama LIED again

    December 10, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  2. Cynthia - Arkansas

    Tom Dascle will be great! He is a wonderful pick. Good luck to you all!

    December 10, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  3. BB

    I don't like it that you all brag about predicting the future. That's a turn-off, CNN. Sounds like campbell brown and wolf blitzer egos. I want news, not crystal ball stuff.

    December 10, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  4. Gary of El Centro, Ca

    Daschle is a talented man and it will be good to see him back in the public arena. He's an excellent choice for HHS........one more star being appointed to the cabinet. Obama will have the best people possible around him.

    December 10, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  5. Lisa, DE

    Good, move on Obama. That governor in Illinois is giving me the blues. Up and onward to a better America.

    December 10, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  6. tim

    Mr. Obama needs to get his defense team ready before any more
    appointees.

    December 10, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  7. Marie

    Great choice president elect.Your cabinet is looking good heading into the next 4 or 8 years.These choices will make your presidency supreme.Out with the old politics in with the new.There are those I'm certain will continue to criticize your choices but your not going to please everybody it's their problem not yours because some won't be happy no matter what.This is a new era of change and you will make it happen I just hope you'll be given a chance before people start being cynical

    December 10, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  8. Pepe Le Pew

    Ok....good choice.

    December 10, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  9. Marie

    When are you picking Joe the plummer for a position ?(just kidding)that guy is a joke...now he say's he's appalled by some of the conversations he had with McCain.He is about as big a liar as they come.During the campaign he was behind McCain and now he throws him under the bus.Why wasn't he honest with the american people then about McCain and why now?because he want to make money with interviews and books.Boy McCain really knew how to pick them didn't he.... a dizzy I love Lucy(Palin) and a household cleaner Mr Clean (Joe the Plummer) no wonder McCain lost the election

    December 10, 2008 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  10. Mary

    I voted for and support Obama but I am disappointed with how few women he has chosen thus far. I hope this changes asap.

    December 10, 2008 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  11. Bill

    Great another defeated Senator coming back to Washington D.C. What happen to the change if the change how about a new face somebody from a state goverment?

    December 10, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  12. No Hillary = No Obama

    This is a poor choice for Health and Human Services. Daschle and his wife are Beltway beneficiaries. A much better choice would have been someone who has gone through the ranks of implementing, regulating, directing health and human services agenices. What was Obama thinking?

    December 10, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  13. FredInVirginia

    They're baaaack!!! We need problem solvers not problem makers.

    December 10, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  14. Greg Hodges

    Must drive the Republicans nuts to see Daschle back in Washington playing a major role in Obama`s cabinet! You can`t keep a good man down.

    December 10, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  15. Ray Fisher

    Daschle will be good for our health care plans. I hope our next surgeon general is another Dr. Koop or maybe President Obama will be paging Dr. Gupta???

    December 10, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  16. voter

    oh yeah. I am happy.

    December 10, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  17. DOCS 3

    WE AS DOCTORS WELCOME THIS CHOICE. WE ARE SPLIT ON UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE BUT IF HE CAN MAKE IT POSSIBLE SO BE IT. AS LONG IT IS FOR THE PEOPLE. NOT THE DRUG COMPANIES, INSURANCE BUSINESSES AND THE POLITICIANS TO LINE THEIR POCKETS. WE ARE ONLY ABOUT 45 MILLION PEOPLE SHORT FROM HAVE IT AT THE PRESENT TIME. THAT IS LESS THAN 20% OF THE TOTAL POPULATION. OUR NUMBERS MAY NOT BE EXACT BUT THE LOGIC IS LOUD AND CLEAR. IT IS FOR THE PEOPLE
    SAKE !!!!!!!!.

    December 10, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  18. Perusing-Through

    Hey Senator Tom Daschle, you better move quick. Because Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is lusting for your Health & Human Services cabinet post.

    December 10, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  19. Simmy

    I'm Happy!

    December 10, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  20. PATTY, KENTUCKY

    PERHAPS DR. OZ SHOULD BE TAPPED FOR SURGEON GENERAL. AT LEAST HE EXPLAINS THINGS THAT A NORMAL PERSON CAN UNDERSTAND.

    December 10, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  21. Mayans 2012

    Great choice,or so im told.

    December 10, 2008 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  22. Docs 3 is not a doctor

    Docs 3 is not a doctor.

    Or else he'd understand how ludicrous universal healthcare is. Just remember this, nothing is free.

    December 10, 2008 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  23. Pippen

    Another DC insider career politician... shocker. Change you can believe in!

    December 10, 2008 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  24. mary

    Most of these public 'servant' people would never make it in the 'outside' world.(Outside politics) Thus once they have held a public office, they just float from one public park bench to another.

    December 10, 2008 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  25. April

    DID ANYONE SEE THIS? ALL WHITE CABINET AND A TOKEN BLACK. WOO WHAT A CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN? WE TOLD YOU, YOU DID NOT BELIEVE US. YOU THROW EVERYTHING AT US AND HIDE OBAMA "THE CLOWN" BEHIND HIS MEDIA DARLINGS. NOW THE HOUSE OF CARDS IS BEGINNING TO FALL. HE IS ASKING FOR RESIGNATION AS ORDINARY AMERICAN WHO DOES AND DID NOT KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON. CONTINUE TO FOOL THE GULLIBLE OBAMA "THE CLOWN". THEY DESERVE IT.

    December 10, 2008 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
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