Eric Schmidt turns down opportunity to be in Obama cabinet

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt declines a place in Obama's cabinet.

Published Wed, Dec 5 2012 2:02 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google, was again offered a position in the president's cabinet, with him being offered a position as either the Treasury or Commerce Secretary. Again, Schmidt turned down the opportunity and said that Google was his "home." How sweet.

Eric Schmidt turns down opportunity to be in Obama cabinet |

Schmidt supported Obama's election bid and reelection bid with monetary donations, so he could be trying to make sure claims of corruption don't tarnish the White House. Google, as a company, sent $700,000 to Obama and Google's Super PAC saw $2.1 million going to the Democrats and $715,000 going to the Republicans.

One anonymous Democrat has said that a position in the cabinet would be found if he changed his mind sometime in the future. It does sound a bit suspicious, doesn't it?


Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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