The title says it all – apparently Clinton has been offered the job and she is thinking it over.
The NY Times is reporting that if she gets it, Biden would be pushed to the back. I originally thought the same thing – but then thought that actually Obama could preference Biden over Clinton which completely eliminates her as a political opponent. It takes her out of the Senate, where she could cause him trouble passing things (and all sorts of headaches if she became Majority Leader), puts her into a position where it’s… frowned upon to play politics over carrying out your portfolio, and if Obama looked to VP ahead of State she would have very little sway in things. In all, it could be a very strategic move. However, if he plans to give her some power, then you’re 100% correct – a lot of baggage, and another ego to contend with.
It’s a very interesting move. I don’t know how I feel about it yet. I still have lingering resentment of her dirty campaign through the primaries. But part of me is saying that she might do a good enough job. Then there’s a third voice saying it’s genius politics. And a fourth saying that it’s a great move for 4 years time. A lot of opinions on this move.
Very, very interesting.