September 7th, 2009
12:48 PM ET
14 years ago

Obama names Bloom administration manufacturing adviser

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama plans to name Ron Bloom as the administration's senior counselor for manufacturing policy, the White House said Monday.

"Bloom will provide leadership ... for the president's agenda to revitalize the manufacturing sector," a White House statement said.

Bloom will keep his role as senior adviser to the Treasury Secretary assigned to the President's Task Force on the Automotive Industry. He has previously served as special assistant to the president of the United Steelworkers Union and as an investment banker, the statement said.

The news comes a month after the U.S. manufacturing sector grew for the first time in 18 months and recorded its highest monthly output in two years, the White House said.

"A strong manufacturing sector is the cornerstone of American competitiveness and a critical part of President Obama's economic strategy," Bloom said, according to the statement.

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soundoff (41 Responses)
  1. Burns NH

    I would have to think at this rate the blomming idiot will be the last man standing in the advisory capacity of the Pres. and he will not pass muster anymore than the others.

    September 7, 2009 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  2. Mark

    Just another way to get around those pesky rules in our constitution.....

    September 7, 2009 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  3. catmom

    Better watch out, Glen Beck and the Republicans will attack him too. They will come up with something he said in pre school to use against him. Republicans are not the least bit interested in helping this country move forward. Their only interest is in destroying anyone associated with President Obama and destroying President Obama.

    How interesting it is listening to people whine and complain when President Obama uses the very same procedures used by other Presidents. No one complained when their great President Ronald Reagan started appointing Czars. I can't wait to hear the uproar when President Obama uses a signing statement for the first time.

    September 7, 2009 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  4. m jeff

    I hope he stops the exploitation of Americans sending jobs to poor countries.

    September 7, 2009 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  5. Marc M

    Don't you mean Czar?

    Oh, I forgot, this is CNN who will proactively help Obama's image by replacing those words during controversy.

    September 7, 2009 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  6. aware

    According to Saul Alinsky the end justifies the means in any attempt to gain power! The arrogant, obfuscating Obama demonstrates his mentor's ideology and words without shame! 🙁

    Obama power is the goal, and manipulation of people is the game!

    September 7, 2009 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  7. Chipster

    When and why did everyone start referring to advisers as "czars?" A czar is a ruler or someone with authority over other people. These people are advisers who generally are well qualified on one area of expertise. They really don't fit the definition of a czar.

    September 7, 2009 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  8. honest mike

    Manufacturing sector Sector grew for the first time in 18 months, this is the important issue!!!. It is not about how many czars or advisers, this president is getting the job done.

    September 7, 2009 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  9. Stan in Iowa

    Palin is without any credibility. She has demonstrated her inability to form a rational thought or sentence. She should be ignored by main stream media.

    September 7, 2009 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  10. D. Tree

    The GOP should stop holding up Obama's nominations – we have work to do creating jobs, and the GOP is doing everything they can to hurt that effort!

    They seem to care more about winning the next election, than they do about the economy and our country.

    I thought it was supposed to be "Country First?"

    September 7, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  11. stormerF

    another Union Follower? Obama really is in love with the Unions. Did not this guy do the leg work for the unions before the Airlines and Goodyear filed bankruptcy?

    September 7, 2009 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  12. Ryan

    Another case of media bias. Look how CNN calls him an "adviser", and not a CZAR... Guess this writter is also getting talking points from this Facist President. Looks like they have also taken ownership of 80% of the media!

    September 7, 2009 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  13. Levin

    "If Obama is so bright, why is it he needs all of these advisers and czars?"
    Maybe because, unlike some previous Presidents, he is intelligent and secure enough in himself to realize that there's great value in listening to divergent opinions.

    September 7, 2009 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  14. victim of republican greed

    I have an idea for getting republicans to vote for health care reform. Tell them there will be no more money spent invading countries illegally, and no more wars until every American has affordable health care.

    September 7, 2009 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  15. Keith in Austin

    More government ointerventin! Leave the private sector alone! Will this Marxist President ever understand that capitalism thrives on it's own and more socialistic big-government intervention is NOT NEEDED! Keep government's greasy hands out of our lives!

    September 7, 2009 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  16. victim of republican greed

    The worst presidents in our history should include Bush the Younger, Nixon and Hoover.

    September 7, 2009 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
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