Has Obama suddenly realized that he would need Hillary to help him in a very difficult international context, as he has absolutely no experience in foreign affairs ?
US president-elect Barack Obama is considering naming former first lady Hillary Clinton (seen here on November 10), his onetime rival for the White House, as his secretary of state, according to NBC News.(AFP/Getty Images/File/Stephen Lovekin)
Breaking news this morning : (source : AFP)
"Hillary Clinton is among the candidates that 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 , 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 New Mexico's Democratic governor, Bill Richardson." , R-Neb., , D-Mass., and
Will Hillary's supporters find a little comfort in such a piece of news ?
Not so sure...