This is perhaps not Goddard's point but this is exemplary of why I am only still cautiously optimistic about the Obama Administration at this time.
Obama's Team of Rivals
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Apparently, President-elect Obama took Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals very seriously. Of the eight Democrats who ran against him for president, four have now agreed to join his administration: Vice President-elect Joe Biden, Sen. Hillary Clinton, Gov. Bill Richardson and Gov. Tom Vilsack.
Those left out: Sen. Christopher Dodd, John Edwards, Mike Gravel and Rep. Dennis Kucinich.