Hillary Clinton on Barack Obama's Short List for Secretary of State

November 14, 2008

There's word Senator Hillary Clinton is on President-Elect Barack Obama's short list to be Secretary of State.

President-Elect Obama has narrowed his list for his top cabinet position of Secretary of State and Democratic officials say Hillary Clinton is among those being strongly considered.

The two reportedly met Thursday afternoon in Mr. Obama's downtown Chicago transition office.

Despite their campaign rivalry, and the fact that she was passed over for Vice President, Clinton says she wants to be a good partner and do everything she can to make sure Mr. Obama's agenda is going to be successful.

Some political analysts say it makes sense for Mr. Obama to put former rivals in his Cabinet, the way Abraham Lincoln did. Mr. Obama often cites the Lincoln biography "Team of Rivals" as one of his favorites.

Other candidates being considered for Secretary of State include Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, Republican Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson.

Another rival soon to be face to face with Mr. Obama is John McCain. The two will meet Monday in Chicago to talk about how to move the country forward.

The public will have the chance to see and hear from Obama this Saturday, when he gives the weekly Democratic address, not only on radio, but on You Tube, which is something he'll continue to do from the White House.


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