May 8th, 2009
08:01 AM ET
5 years ago

Analysis: Obama-Clinton proves a winning team

Barack Obama has turned Hillary Clinton from a political rival into a loyal ally.
Barack Obama has turned Hillary Clinton from a political rival into a loyal ally.

(CNN) - Think of all the problems that U.S. President Barack Obama is facing - the economy, two wars, Somali pirates and the Swine flu - and you can easily forget the one that went away.

It's Hillary Clinton, who literally went away, traveling as America's top diplomat to Switzerland and South Korea, Ireland and Indonesia, and several ports of call in between. She still works in Washington, but in a way few of us would have expected.

Think back: Obama and Clinton spent a long time plotting against each other, competing in a drawn-out contest for their party's presidential nomination. It was a battle bitter enough to threaten to split the Democrats and cost them the election.

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  1. Jayden,FL

    I still believe she would have been a better Vice President than Joe Biden.. I hope Biden decides not to run in 2012 as Obama's running mate and Obama chooses Hillary because come 2016 the Democrats will be in the same position the Republicans was in this past election with McCain! To Old

    May 8, 2009 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
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