“The Biden team is the most experienced, most prepared, most focused transition team ever, commensurate with the challenges that Biden will face” Jan. 20, said David Marchick, director of the Center for Presidential Transition at the nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service.
Ted Kaufman, who briefly was appointed senator after Biden became vice president in 2008, is directing the transition.
Also heavily involved in transition are the top architects of Biden’s presidential campaign, including senior advisor Anita Dunn.
That could open the door for some former Republican officeholders who endorsed Biden’s campaign to be tapped for key slots.
Before Biden can get that far, though, there are bigger questions about the overall tone of the transition.