Eric Schmidt Closing in on Top Commerce Job?
Even before he's out at Google, Eric Schmidt is reportedly on the short list to be President Barack Obama's next Commerce Secretary. Buzz has been building for the past week that the soon-to-be former CEO of Google is being seriously considered for Commerce Secretary nomination once he leaves the company in April. Schmidt announced he was splitting with the company in January after a decade. Google co-founder Larry Page will step in as CEO this spring.
Schmidt recently secured a nod from former Reagan Administration Commerce Department counsel Clyde Prestowitz. Prestowitz, whose endorsement could signal bipartisan support, said in a Foreign Policy piece that he would "wholeheartedly urge President Obama to move ahead with this appointment."
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