David Kirkpatrick

November 14, 2008

Clinton in Obama’s cabinet

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 4:35 pm

A series of thoughts from Marc Ambinder.

From the link:

6. The CW in Washington is that Obama wants Clinton in his cabinet more than Clinton wants to be in the cabinet, the theory being that the moment she steps into the administration, she loses her power base, she loses her Senate seat forever, and she loses her voice on domestic policy. She concedes her political identity.  Actually, on policy: uncuriously silent in all this is Sen. Joe Biden, who has strong foreign policy ideas of his own and a bigger platform to share them with Obama.  Would Clinton become a glorified PR tool for Obama if she accepted the job? A Powell, rather than a Rice?

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