Originally Posted by Matt
Obama ought to pull Hagel. Yes, it would look like he is backing down, but frankly, I think there are better ways to spend his political capital than forcing Hagel's nomination through. To be honest, I don't think that he should have ever nominated Hagel to begin with. It just furthers the notion that Democrats are weak on defense.
If they don't like Hagel, he should nominate Barney Frank. lol
Personally I think the Republicans biggest beef with Hagel beyond just blocking him to be a bunch of buttholes is Hagel seems to be open to cutting defenses budget. Basically putting down Hagel is supporting the neocon wing of the Republican party that feels we need to be in perpetual war in order to support weapon manufacturers......errr i mean look strong. What makes me laugh is when I see the so called Tea Party guys take issue with Hagel who might want to reduce defense spending(aren't they against big wasteful spending government).