By next Tuesday night we will likely have a newly elected
President and after almost twenty months of campaigning, he will have only two
short months to prepare for the transition into his new role as President.
Each candidate has demonstrated a different approach to creating a transition plan. Senator Obama has already created a dozen teams, each comprised of six to eight individuals, organized specifically to prepare for this transition period. Each team represents a particular federal agency and is responsible for producing a policy agenda and to create a list of recommended appointees. Each member is required to sign an ethics code governing the process, prohibiting staff from working on subjects that could be deemed a financial or personal conflict of interest. (http://strategy08.wordpress.com/2008/10/09/shocking-report-on-transition-teams-obama-vs-mccain/)
In contrast, Senator McCain has done little, if anything, to prepare for this transition period. He has called Senator Obama’s efforts “presumptuous” and stated that instead of planning for the transition, he chooses to focus on winning the election. This desire to not multi-task may not be the best approach.