The appointment of William Daley as President Barack Obama's chief of staff signals a fresh, more conciliatory approach in the White House’s dealings with Republicans, says ace GOP strategist Karl
Rove, who was a senior adviser to former President George W. Bush.
Obama’s first chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel “oversaw a clearly dysfunctional White House,” Rove writes in The Wall Street Journal.
“Big changes are in store. Mr. Daley is unlikely to constantly outsource the drafting of legislation to Congress. He'll also end the West Wing's habit of only talking to Democrats and instead speak often with senior congressional Republicans. During the president's first two years in office, GOP leaders were more objects of contempt than conversation.
“It's also hard to believe that class warfare will make it into the president's speeches now that draft remarks have to pass through Mr. Daley's hands. The days of portraying successful business people as leeches and robber barons are hopefully at an end.”
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