November 14th, 2008
12:12 PM ET
10 years ago

Clinton passes on cabinet speculation

Clinton spoke in Albany Friday.

Clinton spoke in Albany Friday.

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton refused to speculate on whether she will be a member of Barack Obama's administration Friday.

"I'm very happy there is so much press attention and interest in transit," Clinton said to laughs during a speech in Albany on the subject. "In the off chance that you're not here for this important issue and are here for some other reason, let me just say that I'm not going to speculate or address anything about the president-elect's incoming administration."

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soundoff (258 Responses)
  1. Ryan

    This information should never have been leaked to the press. If she agrees to the position or not Obama looks needy. If she gets the position, it would be Hillary vs. Obama in political duels for the next 4 years.

    November 14, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  2. Obama-Junkie, IL

    Sorry Hillary, maybe you can be Secretary of Health or something like that. Obama should pick the position of Secretary of State to go to either John Kerry or Bill Richardson. Both of these guys have experience and have supported Obama at crucial times during the primaries and general election.

    Personally, Bill Richardson would be best. He has the demeanor and the experience. Plus it feels better having a Secretary of State that can speak more than one language!

    November 14, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  3. Obama-Junkie, IL

    I too feel like the media has forced Hillary back onto us. It seems the Palin factor is dying quickly in the media and so the media needs to "create" public interest in reviving Hillary.

    November 14, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  4. Dennis

    Hillary Clinton would be a great choice for Secretary of State. She is bright and strong and the Clinton name would give her instant credibilty internationally. Bob Gates (Republican and very credible and effective) for Secretary of Defense and Hillary for Secretary of State would be a great start to the Obama cabinet.

    November 14, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  5. N.A

    It's very Noble for Obama to consider Hillary for S.o.S, but i hope Hillary won't accept it for the sake of her pride and Bill, and tha's because as her name gets mentioned, the media and all the Obama's supporters get upside down hammering her and bashing Bill Clinton forgetting that it's becasue of them that Obama got elected,
    I have a great respect for Obama and i voted for him after Hillary was defeated and did all she can to help him and persuade all her supporters to vote for him.

    November 14, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  6. Shahid

    Kerry and Richardson are the worst statemen ever. They do not even have the charisma or the smile to represent America. Biggest flip-flops around

    November 14, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  7. Nancy

    I thought we were going to see change. So far it sounds like the Clinton and Bush administration all over again. Where does the "CHANGE" come into play?

    November 14, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  8. Mark in CT

    Obama has a plan. If you can read MD. TX then try reading Obama's book "Audacity of Hope". It is a detailed explanation of what we can expect over the next 8 years. Yes I said 8 years. He will make changes and by surrounding himself with capable, intelligent people, something we haven't seen in 8 years, he will save this country from the MESS Bush and his cronies got us into.

    November 14, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
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