MSNBC's Morning Joe
WASHINGTON, DC, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 - After a distinguished career in public service spanning the highest levels of government, Adm. Dennis Blair now lends his unique worldview and expertise to Americans Elect as a board member and advisor. A Maine native and a Rhodes Scholar, Blair devoted more than three decades of his life to the U.S. Navy, where he served aboard guided missile destroyers and as a battle group commander. Blair was named chief of the U.S. Pacific Command and went on to leadership roles with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the National Security Council and most recently as Director of National Intelligence. True to form, Blair’s steady hand has helped guide Americans Elect’s decision-making and direction since coming on board in October.
“There are big festering problems in this country which we’re not addressing in the big way that we have in the past,” said Blair. “We’re not making progress due to the partisan rancor that’s set in and the destruction of the middle in politics.”
“I don’t think our political leaders have gotten any better or worse along the way. I think the political system, as it’s developed, has made them do things which are unworthy of them and certainly unworthy of the country, and I think we need to change that.”
Watch Adm. Blair on Morning Joe here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036789/ns/msnbc_tv-morning_joe/
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