Did Obama Make the Right Choice in Re-nominating Ben Bernanke as Fed Chairman?
Jerry Bowyer Chief Economist, Benchmark Financial Network
Bernanke fears being the Fed Head who presided over Great Depression II, more than he fears presiding over Stagflation II. So he'll keep rates too low for too long. Low was good for a while, but not now.
Keith Boykin Fmr. Clinton White House Aide / The Daily Voice Editor
Bernanke has been a key player in responding to the financial crisis and the recession. He has the confidence of the President and, as a Republican holdover appointee, will help steer a nonpartisan federal monetary policy.
Vince Farrell Scotsman Capital Management
Not only does he deserve it based on performance, but any other choice could well have smacked of political manipulation of the Fed's independence.