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I Can See it Happening No Way - No How!
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Hillary Clinton: Our Next Secretary of State?

*Is this the offer she's been awaiting?*

CHICAGO - AP Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is among the candidates that President-elect Barack Obama is considering for secretary of state, according to two Democratic officials in close contact with the Obama transition team.

Clinton, the former first lady who pushed Obama hard for the Democratic presidential nomination, was rumored to be a contender for the job last week, but the talk died down as party activists questioned whether she was best-suited to be the nation's top diplomat in an Obama administration.

The talk resumed in Washington and elsewhere Thursday, a day after Obama named several former aides to President Bill Clinton to help run his transition effort.

The two Democratic officials who spoke Thursday did so on the condition of anonymity to avoid angering Obama and his staff. Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines referred questions to the Obama transition team, which said it had no comment.

Other people frequently mentioned for the State Department job are Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and New Mexico's Democratic governor, Bill Richardson.

I Can See it Happening

Side Score: 17
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No Way - No How!

Side Score: 9

Absolutely! I thought it when she suspended her campaign. I know she would make an excellent Secretary of State for America and President Obama. She knows everyone and is welcome everywhere. She is articulate and she's tough when needs be. She is charismatic and appears to be honest. She knows the issues and she knows the leaders of most every country personally. They'll know who and what they're up against when Hillary pays them a visit. She is extraordinarily strong in every area and there is no way she's going to give this country anything but her best. I've seen it in the Senate and on the long campaign trail. She's the one!

Side: I Can See it Happening
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I agree. Kerry would be a good choice as well, but Hilary seems to have more energy. That's important right now, the Secretary of State isn't going to have an easy job.

Side: I Can See it Happening
1 point

Yes, oh please yes. I think that she is more than qualified, and has way more passion than the other candidates (though Kerry is a wise choice as well) and frankly she deserves it.

Side: I Can See it Happening
1 point

I would love it. She'd be great at it.

Side: I Can See it Happening

I believe that Hillary Clinton is a very strong woman and should definetly go for it. I was disappointed when she didn't become President. It would be great for her to have an influential role in Parliment.

Side: I Can See it Happening

I agree with your point, but the U.S. doesn't have a parliament.

Side: I Can See it Happening
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And I can see you shoveling manure out of the stalls in a horse barn and bagging it pound by pound into plastic bags with your own little sticker on it that says..."This Horse Shit was bagged by hand and inspected by Joe Calvary." That's a great job for a guy like you Joe...and I'll even make certain you'll be surrounded by nothing but young women all day long...fillies and lots of them.

Side: I Can See it Happening
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Hahahah well said. Joe, you sure know how to annoy a women.

Side: I Can See it Happening
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Joe you better hope no feminist without a sense of humor sees this. They are going to be PISSED!

Side: No Way - No How!

I agree that Senator Clinton would make a good Secretary of State, but I'm not so sure she'd accept the position.

First off she's still a senator and even though Secretary of State is sort of a higher position, it's not like she's currently out of work. Secondly, by accepting a position in Obama's cabinet she would basically tie her political future to his. Right now Obama's got a lot on his plate and if he fails to deliver (knock on wood) then she might also feel some of the political backlash.

Either way, she would still be a great choice and a way for the democrats to show party unity. Many of the people who supported her previously would be thrilled to see her with such an important position.

I guess I sound kind of wishy washy but to me it could go either way.

Side: No Way - No How!

Judas Iscariot, New Mexico's Governor is a NO-WAY - NO HOW S.O.S. as is Kerry. Chuck Hagel might fit the bill but not half as nicely as Clinton since he is a Republican who voted with George Bush 96% of the time in 2006 but fell to 72% in 2007. He sits on many committees having to do with Foreign Relations but also with those having to do with Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. I say NO WAY - NO HOW to all the others mentioned!

Side: No Way - No How!
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I wanted to be a Hillary supporter.

One of the most appealing things about Obama was the positive nature of his campaign. Hillary was a negative presence from the beginning. She was almost as bad as the McCain campaign.

I know it's politics and we're used to and expect dirt, but we collectively just said we prefer campaigns run on principles. Hillary and her kitchen sink had to turn around and eat every word she said in supporting Obama. I'm sorry, she under-minded herself and I can't see her as a woman really. I see her as hardened in her efforts to fit into a man's world.

As Secretary of State, I'm quite sure she's capable, but only Obama would be enlightened enough to invite that woman to join his team.

Side: No Way - No How!