Any guesses why Obama chose GE's CEO as adviser?

Background: Obama names GE CEO Jeffery Immelt as head new White House Jobs Panel... http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/obama_introduces_ge_ceo_as_head_5Ii2FG4YLjYLLNjgnxfvLJ?CMP=OTC-rss&FEEDNAME= GE's "news" organization MSNBC reporters fall out of chairs leaning left... show more Background:
Obama names GE CEO Jeffery Immelt as head new White House Jobs Panel...
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/ob...

GE's "news" organization MSNBC reporters fall out of chairs leaning left ...
http://www.politico.com/blogs/michaelcal...

But apparently Immelt and Obama have a lot in common...
http://www.nationalcenter.org/PR-GE_SEC_...
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