This rumor has been out there for a couple of days …
….and it seems to be gaining some traction.
Update X 3 (props to trustno1): Obama “officialy” offers position to Hillary?
President-elect Barack Obama offered Sen. Hillary Clinton the position of Secretary of State during their meeting Thursday in Chicago, according to two senior Democratic officials. She requested time to consider the offer, the officials said.
Spiff says (if the rumors are true) :
These are serious and difficult times–the usual rules may not apply.
There is a window of opportunity here where the world is unsettled.
The USA can play a huge role in reshaping things at a global level.
Shaping them in a way advantageous to the US and positive for the world.
This IS a defining moment in history.
This is NOT the time for payback and political posturing.
We need to bring all the heavy hitters into the game now and put them into play.
Love or hate her–Hillary is a player.
I say bring her on .
Update x 2 (props to Indie):
Clinton went to the meeting Thursday with Obama because “she knew Obama wanted to talk about whether she would have a role in the administration,” one of the sources knowledgeable about the meeting said.
Obama and Clinton met in Chicago, Illinois, at the request of the president-elect, the sources told CNN.
The two sources said Clinton was surprised to hear rumors she was being considered for secretary of state position. The sources could not confirm that the she and Obama discussed the nation’s top diplomatic position or that it was offered.
Hillary speaks :
“I’m very happy there is so much press attention and interest in transit,” Clinton said to laughs.
“In the off chance that you’re not here for this important issue and are here for some other reason, let me just say that I’m not going to speculate or address anything about the president-elect’s incoming administration.”
She added: “I’m going to respect his process and any inquiries should be directed to his transition team.”
A Democratic official confirms to the Huffington Post that Sen. Hillary Clinton met with President-elect Barack Obama on Thursday to discuss her role in the new administration.
Sen. Hillary Clinton spent the day in Chicago on “private” business, fueling speculation that she met with President-elect Barack Obama to discuss a position in his cabinet, possibly Secretary of State.
Obama spent time today at his transition headquarters and at a nearby federal building. Clinton was not seen at either place, although reporters staking out Obama reported seeing a separate motorcade consisting of three SUVs leave Obama’s building’s garage. (Post-primaries, Clinton generally travels in a two-car motorcade.)
Several minutes before President-elect Obama’s motorcade emerged from the basement garage beneath his transition headquarters, another unidentified motorcade of approximately three SUVs left the garage.
Sen. Hillary Clinton, who lost to Barack Obama in the Democratic presidential primary, is being considered to serve as secretary of state in the Obama administration, NBC News reported on Thursday.
The report cited two unnamed advisers to President-elect Obama.
The Clinton camp neither denies nor confirms.
The report said Clinton’s office would only say that any decisions on the appointment would be up to the president-elect.
Well. It’s pretty clear where I stand on this. As much as I respect Senators, that place is to small to hold Hillary Clinton.
This would be a great opportunity for US to have her in a role where she can shine and represent US as only Hillary Clinton can.
Would anybody else be better for the job?
Getting a bit carried away here. But I’m stoked!
I hadn’t paid much attention to the rumors (didn’t want to get my hopes up) but this “leak” seems solid as does the non denial.
Not much to add to this.
What do you guys think?