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Posted by Bobby 2008-11-15 06:29||
#2 Don't forget Bill Richardson. I think he's eager to move on quickly as his expanded government expenditures were predicated upon state revenues generated by investments in oil and gas. Don't want to hang around when the tab comes due in January for next years budget.
Posted by Procopius2k 2008-11-15 08:29||
#3 Barack will never let Hillary in for the same reason you won't let a rattlesnake into your bedroom.
Don Corleone said "Keep your friends close but your enemies closer". There are however limits.
Posted by Frozen Al 2008-11-15 11:22||
#4 Don't know why she would want it, actually. In the Senate she can build her own power base a la Ted Kennedy. She could be there for decades, getting legislation passed that she wants, and helping to set part of the national agenda.
As Sec'y of State she'd have to constantly bow to what Obama wants, and she would serve at his leisure. Not to mention that if Obama sucks at being Prez, she'd get a chunk of the blame for any foreign policy misstep, deserved or not.
Posted by Cornsilk Blondie 2008-11-15 15:26||
#5 This is more CYA by the Hussien camp against Hillary : if she accepts, she is tied to his level of success and so must work her ass off to save him; if she refuses, his staff can start the "sour grapes and sour loser biddy" remarks.
Posted by Shieldwolf 2008-11-15 17:14||
#6 Consider it this way; if HRC takes the job and thus supports BO, then her light will be that much dimmer in 2012. If she stays in the Senate, then she can blast away at BO's dumb moves and position herself for a run, free of his mis steps.
and there is still a big pro-Hillary base out there that whoever the R's run will have to consider.
Posted by USN, Ret. 2008-11-15 21:34||