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When President Obama tapped General Electric chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt to be his top outside economic adviser, my first reaction was: Really?

Maybe I'm partial to the auto industry, the industry I follow the closest, but my next reaction was: Was Ford CEO Alan Mulally's line busy? His email down?

Immelt took over for legendary CEO Jack Welch in 2001. And I've never been aware of a huge fan club for Immelt as a great CEO. According to published reports, though, he is very socially and politically connected, and has visited the White House some 16 times since Obama took office.

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[Image: J. Scott Applewhite/AP]Continue reading Opinion: Obama should have tapped Ford's Mulally for adviser role, not Immelt

Opinion: Obama should have tapped Ford's Mulally for adviser role, not Immelt originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 01 Feb 2011 18:26:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



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