Statement from Third Way President Jonathan Cowan on the Appointment of William Daley as White House Chief of Staff
“Appointment of Third Way Board Member William Daley Sends a Clear Message: Obama Will Govern and Campaign from the Center”
January 06, 2011
STATEMENT FROM THIRD WAY PRESIDENT JONATHAN COWAN: “Appointment of Third Way Board Member William Daley Sends a Clear Message: Obama Will Govern and Campaign from the Center”
“President Obama has made a brilliant choice in naming William Daley, a member of Third Way’s Board, to serve as White House Chief of Staff – and his selection sends a clear signal that he intends to govern and campaign from the center over the next two years.
“In selecting Daley, President Obama has hit the trifecta – a top notch manager, a pro-growth business leader and a moderate Democrat who knows how to work across the aisle.
“Bill Daley is an experienced manager who has run agencies and presidential campaigns; he has the business credentials to help the White House continue to heal the breach between the administration and the private sector; and he is committed to a big-tent politics for the Democratic Party.
“Bill Daley knows exactly how to best help the President recapture the center of American politics. And most importantly, he’ll be a passionate and effective champion for the kind of bi-partisan, pro-growth, fiscally responsible agenda that should be the cornerstone of the second half of the President’s term.”