As of 3:30 p.m. EST, readers couldn't decide if today's "Squawk Box" guest host
was at the head of the class or just the salutatorian (39% to 39%). Either way she's a winner as 70% of readers want to see her on "Squawk Box" in the future.
Here's what Susan's up against:
I think Susan Byrne is insightful and a delightful personality on Squawk!
J. E. Hankins
She's not abrasive, egotistical, or aggressive. A breath of fresh air actually. She always adds a touch of humanity to our biz, despite quoting MITisms. Susan's a keeper.
Gary T. Sewell
I learned nothing this morning. I couldn't follow half of what she was saying because of the non-sequiturs.
Beautiful, intelligent host who always provides unique insight. We could use more like her.
C. Jay Steigerwald III
A bit too conservative in her investment philosophy for me. However a delightful personality.
When asked about who the market leaders should be, Susan gave a long-winded answer based on wishful thinking rather than any real insight. Her answer told me she really had no answer -- like the rest of us.
In addition she gave some good stock tips!
Denis K. W. Fong
Susan Byrne almost always brings to the discussion a few fresh and interesting comments. Her experience is particularly refreshing.
Food stocks are going to replace tech as the market leader, give me a break!
Very sharp, and more pleasant to look at than Cramer!
Nothing of value to add. Always a dud.
Why don't we see more women on Squawk? They must be out there.
Susan Byrne always has intelligent and incisive things to say. She doesn't tease or vaguely suggest possibilities; she directly endorses particular sectors and stocks, and then actually remembers and revists her recommendations. I enjoy her enjoyment of the market, and her no-nonsense but very pleasant approach to stock specifics. A clear thinker and talker who could appear bi-weekly and continue to make many market mysteries much more comprehensible. Thanks, Ms. Byrne!
Random Musing: If "Squawk" could have one celebrity guest (outside of the financial community), who should it be?
Stephen Hawking, Dennis Miller or Madonna -- she knows how to run a business.
Jack Nicholson! Who else?
Dr. J. -- a sharp, charity-minded and successful post-NBA Philadelphia businessman. Wouldn't you just love to hear his thoughts?
Tony Blair. A model politician.
Homer Simpson's outlook would fit in well. I'm sure he's a powerful interviewer too!
Others: Richard Branson, Michael "Gordon Gekko" Douglas and Jesse Jackson.