Here's a bold move by a potential Republican nominee--Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire was pretty clear today about the necessary conditions for his move to President Obama's cabinet as Commerce Secretary.
Gregg said in a statement (reported in the Washington Post):
"I have made it clear to the Senate Leadership on both sides of the aisle and to the Governor that I would not leave the Senate if I felt my departure would cause a change in the makeup of the Senate."
While any cabinet job would seem like a real boon to one's career, some say this one may not be. As Matt Miller, a senior fellow at Center for American Progress, blogged:
If reports are right that Judd Gregg will be named Commerce secretary, the only question is: why is Gregg doing this? Commerce is typically a backwater cabinet post far from the action on anything. Even the most creative reinvention of the job would leave it nowhere near the thick of key issues like the budget and the future of Social Security and Medicare, which Gregg's Senate posts give him a real voice in.