According to some media reports, the President elect Barack Obama, has offered the position of Secretary of State to the junior Senator from New York – Hillary Rodham Clinton. If that is the case, I would be more than surprised. Responsibility for healthcare reform I could understand.
Of one thing we can be sure. That is, that this story has not come from anyone in the official Obama transition team. In a tightly run Obama operation that is the only source for information about appointments in the future Obama White House administration.
New Jersey’s call bought the house down.”Madam Chairman, the great state of New Jersey with 127 votes casts all 127 votes for the next President of the United States, Senator Barack Obama! The place exploded. Thousands of “Yes we cans” drowned out the speakers. When things settled, New Mexico followed and after the earlier stuff up in the NM Primaries when three ballot boxes went missing for two days, I was keen to hear their vote. It didn’t happen.
If the American people ever wanted or needed further proof or confirmation of the judgement skills of Senator Barack Obama, it arrived impressively, on the twenty third day of August 2008, in Springfield Illinois. Perhaps within metres of where Abraham Lincoln stood. One thing we did learn during the campaign, is that whenever Obama is involved, substance is always supported with just the right balance of imagery. American voters have much to look forward to as his policy decisions unfold and bear fruit with the same sense of surety as his campaign.
Giving Bill Clinton a speaking role has provided him with an ideal platform from which to damn Obama with faint praise. In effect to do a Mark Antony. Clinton with his gift for words (truth never gets in the way) could undermine Obama so surgically in the eyes of near recovering Hillary supporters and superdelegates as to suggest that having her name placed on the roll is evidence that the nomination process remains open.
Looking a lot more relaxed than in the Primaries, HRC did a fine job in Nevada. I think she is angling for the job as the Secretary for Health in an Obama administration. I have no problems with that, providing she is genuine in her support for Obama. She won’t get a better offer at the moment – I am sure. Clinton’s Nevada performance showed how much better she is without that no good lying husband of hers hanging about.
Karen was impressed by Senator Clinton’s speech and waited around afterward to meet her and get a picture with her. Karen is confined to a wheelchair and was having difficulty getting close enough to make her request.
I won’t apologise for attempting to seize the nomination. Only I can beat McCain. No one is going to beat a Clinton. Bill and I know how to play hardball. We play to win, no rules, whatever it takes. There will be no “fairytales” for Barack Obama – Friends, Democrats and Countrymen – This is your comeback queen – Yes I Am – I think?
Two Clinton supporter group’s convention plans are now well and truly out there and alive and well. To remain involved in the Obama campaign and be credible, Hillary Clinton must now do a number of things quickly or risk destroying any chance Senator Obama has of regaining the White House for the Democratic Party in 2009. Is this her 2008 goal?
What does the future hold for Hillary Clinton? It’s the number one question on her supporter’s lips and a subject which attracts the interest of people everywhere. It’s also sells a lot of newspapers and magazines and lifts the TV ratings. As a result of the Democratic Primaries, Hillary Clinton is even more famous, just for being Hillary Clinton.
This places Barack Obama and the Democratic Party in an intolerable position. Yet one simple step may resolve the problem. It involves the Obama campaign inviting their delegates and superdelegates to forward their Obama endorsement via a statutory declaration valid to November 30th 2008. A copy of the document to be lodged at the Party’s National HQ within 7 days. A statutory declaration carrying the endorsement would not be subject to change during its currency.