To be honest, I'd never heard of him until Obama put his name forward, so I don't have any premeditated feelings one way or the other about him. Maybe he's an anti-Semite, or anti-Israel [points of view which often overlap]. Maybe he doesn't like homosexuals. He is apparently on record as being willing to believe anything the ayatollahs say, and completely unwilling to force confrontation with them. Maybe he steals ice cream from children. I don't know.
But what is obvious to me is that he is currently tailoring his opinions to suit whatever Congress wants him to say, just in order to get confirmation. He apparently will take ANY position which will get him into the Cabinet. What's to say that tomorrow, as Secretary of Defense, he changes like a weathercock with every twist and turn Obama wants him to perform? This does not seem to be a person anyone can trust, and THAT makes him unsuitable to be in the Cabinet. IMO, it's not a partisan issue at all.
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