A Cabinet seat for Clinton, but no VP.
by smoothmedia, Sun Jun 01, 2008 at 08:38:01 AM EDT
The Sunday Telegraph reported that the Obama campaign is working up a "negotiated surrender" that would amount to Clinton's rapid departure in exchange for a post as health and human services secretary in an Obama administration or chief Senate sponsor for Obama-backed health care legislation.
http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/06/01/ report-obama-camp-may-offer-clinton-a-ca binet-seat/
"They will give her the respect she deserves. She will get something to do with health care, a Cabinet post or the chance to lead the legislation through the Senate," the strategist told the newspaper.
I don't know if something like that would be enough to encourage Cliton to hasten her departure from the race. Certainly, she'd be a great fit any Democratic President's cabinet, but I think she'd be reluctant to leave the senate for "something to do with health care". If she can't win the presidency this time around, I'd expect her to strive to be Majority leader (although Reid may have other ideas).
Two other names floated for Cabinet positions were former presidential candidate John Edwards as attorney general and Delaware Sen. Joe Biden for secretary of state.
And, as expected...
Not on the table, according to a Democratic strategist close to the Obama camp, is a position as vice president