Google's Eric Schmidt To Join The Obama Cabinet?

Author: Dan Reyes
Published: December 07, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Google Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt,may be joining the Obama administration as a cabinet member, according to a recent report.

According to the Washington Examiner: "Already a winner on the business front for his support and guidance to President Obama and his reelection campaign, there is growing speculation that Google Chairman Eric Schmidt is in line for an even bigger payoff: secretary of either Treasury or Commerce or a new secretary of business slot."

The Washington Examiner went on further to report, "Cabinet shakeup watchers have focused on Schmidt and his Yoda status in the Obama re-election campaign, Google's massive $1.9 million to Democrats in the election, and the administration's effort to quiet a potential Federal Trade Commission investigation of Google as key signs that the president wants Schmidt in the cabinet." "Since Obama ran for national office, Google has been there with money and advice."

In addition, the same report states, "It's been a match made in heaven. Schmidt stood with Obama during his first 2008 post-election press conference. When Obama started to push for a new round of stimulus spending 2011, Schmidt was a cheerleader. Google's political action committee delivered $1.6 million to the Democrats in 2008, and over $700,000 to Obama in the last election."

Very interesting stuff. So is Google's Eric Schmidt joining Obama as a cabinet member or not? I guess we'll just have to wait and see. Nonetheless, the report from the Washington Examiner was revealing and very intriguing. One that could possibly spark a debate between political observers to say the least.


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