Posted on | January 28, 2012 | 9 Comments
The Puffington Host reports:
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she wants to step off the “high wire of American politics” after two decades and is again tamping down speculation that she might stay in government if President Barack Obama wins a second term.
Clinton told State Department employees on Thursday that she is ready for a rest and is paying no attention to the Republican presidential candidate debates.
The Pagan Temple opines:
But it does leave open the possibility that Obama could go ahead and make the [Sec. State] appointment sooner rather than later, which would free Hillary to replace Biden as Obama’s running mate in the 2012 election. This is something I predicted from the very beginning of Obama’s presidency, but Clinton has of course denied any such intentions lately.
Yeah, when Hillary says she’s paying no attention to the debates, that may indeed be true. Paying attention to the GOP primaries, now: that is another matter. Timing her move later, to minimize the conservative chance to react (for example, Michele Bachmann may have had more traction if there was a thought of Hillary being on the ticket) makes good sense.
via The Pagan Temple