Monday, September 22, 2008
Romney for treasury secretary
I have not been a fan of Mitt Romney for president. But in the event of a McCain victory, I believe Romney would be an excellent choice for treasury secretary. Knowing a lot about finance without being an insular Wall Street insider, having hands-on experience in corporate restructurings, and being an empirical data-driven guy who likes free markets but is not rigidly bound by ideology -- it's a strong resume for a treasury secretary in the post-acute phase of the financial crisis. And it would set up some interesting competition for post-McCain heir apparent.