December 21st, 2012
07:07 PM ET
10 years ago

Potential Pentagon nominee brings all sides out swinging

Washington (CNN) - Calls of concern and support over President Obama's possible pick to be the next secretary of defense are piling up as former colleagues and special interest organizations take aim at and defend the independent-thinking former senator.

Chuck Hagel is believed to be the president's preferred candidate to run the Pentagon, but an announcement has yet to be made by the White House.


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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Anthony in California

    Boring. At this point, I expect opposition to ANY candidate Obama proposes (except Kerry, because it might help Brown in Mass.) Yawn.

    December 21, 2012 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  2. jason

    Who is he and what makes him well qualified for the position? Any input on this would be helpful.

    December 21, 2012 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  3. GI Joe

    I think McCain (the Songbird of Viet Nam) and a few others are acting out of jealousy that they never achieved what others have in their careers.

    Bitter, angry GOP relics need to be gone.

    December 22, 2012 09:43 am at 9:43 am |