In a New York Times editorial
commenting on the Massachusetts senate race, there is:
Mr. Obama has not said or done the right thing often enough when it comes to job creation and housing. He appointed an economics team that was entwined with the people and policies that nearly destroyed the economy.
It's never been explained how Obama ended up choosing Geithner, Summers, and (later, with reappointment) Bernanke. Were those people his personal choices, or was he advised to select them, and by who?
UPDATE: The answer may be in what Michael Lind wrote
The key to understanding Barack Obama is one simple fact: He received more Wall Street money than his Republican rival John McCain and his rivals for the Democratic primary nomination.