Obama urges patience to critics of white male nominees
January 14th, 2013
04:32 PM ET

Obama urges patience to critics of white male nominees

Washington (CNN) – Just wait and see.

That was President Barack Obama's response Monday to critics who have questioned why his second-term cabinet nominees have all been white males.

"I would just suggest that everybody kind of wait until they've seen all my appointments, who is in the White House staff and who is in my cabinet, before they rush to judgment," Obama said during his Monday news conference, which focused mostly on the upcoming debate over raising the federal debt limit.

Since winning re-election in November, Obama has made four high-profile nominations for posts in his cabinet, including tapping Sen. John Kerry for secretary of state. If confirmed, he'll replace Hillary Clinton, the highest profile woman in Obama's administration.

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  1. jerry

    Why is always 'give me patience, trust me'? Well, no one with a brain would trust this Marxist.

    January 15, 2013 at 10:16 am |
  2. just_a_moderate

    @jerry, actually, most people with a brain that had a shred of education would say your Marxist comment falls a bit off of the mark. Ineffective? Sure. Don't like him? Fine. Crony capitalist? I'll even give you that one. But Marxist? Not remotely close.

    January 15, 2013 at 3:07 pm |