What I wonder more is, are those individual who he appointed the best for that position or are there better candidates? If they are the best would those whining about Obama willing to not have the best in a position just to hold true to a single statement?
Obama was definitely naive in making such a statement.
Does all this mean Obama will now fail as President and fall into corruption and incompetence? I doubt it.
Obama is a politician and as a politician he cannot be held to his literal word but should be held to the ideals of what he says. It's easy to say when you are not President, "I will do X" as an absolute, only to find out doing exactly that without any budging is not really feasible.