Although he has worked with the National Advisory Council of Economic Opportunity, a group dedicated to aiding the workforce, and to job creation, William Daley, seventh and youngest of the children of late Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley earns his living practicing law with the firm Daley and George. He has long association with banks; with the Amalgamated Bank of Chicago he rose to take the reigns as President and Chief Operating Officer. In addition he worked on the "North American Free Trade Agreement", was Secretary of Commerce under President Bill Clinton, and he worked within the election campaign of Al Gore. William Daley does sit on the Council of Foreign Relations; in addition he was involved in Barack Obama’s transition team. One anecdote — In Chicago he criticized Chicago Cardinal Francis George on the issue of allowing Pro-life Obama to speak to the graduating class of the University of Notre Dame.
Obama has little choice but to run for reelection. Indeed he is probably the best candidate from the Democrats for that office. But we wonder, will he be able to take several more years of a stubborn and resistant congress?