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What Makes A Presidential Transition Successful?

May 6th, 2017, 8:33am by Sam Wang


On Politics & Polls, Julian and I talk with Chris Lu, director of Barack Obama’s presidential transition team in 2008, and Deputy Secretary of Labor. We talk about both subjects. We got into depth about what makes a transition succeed (Obama) or flounder (Clinton, Trump). Listen to Politics & Polls #42.

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2 Comments so far ↓

  • Matt McIrvin

    Was Obama’s transition successful? He accomplished much more in his early administration than Clinton did, certainly more than Trump has, but his party got whacked as hard as Clinton’s in the ensuing midterm.

  • LondonYoung

    Could have asked some harder questions …
    “how did we create only 3mm jobs with 800 bio dollars?”

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