(CNN) - One day after a new book revealed former President Bill Clinton's 2008 campaign trail outbursts may have prevented his wife from landing a spot on the Democratic ticket, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says it's time to move past last year's election.
"I'm very happy with the position that I have and I think Joe Biden's doing a great job as vice president, so I think we should move on from the campaign of 2008," Clinton told CNN's Jill Dougherty in Pakistan earlier Friday.
In excerpts released Thursday of David Plouffe's forthcoming book, the former Obama campaign manager writes he was surprised at how interested Obama was in picking Clinton for his running mate after the hard-fought Democratic primary race came to an end.
Ultimately, Plouffe writes, Obama ruled against Clinton in fear her husband may have proved to be "too big a complication."
"If I picked her, my concern is that there would be more than two of us in the relationship," Plouffe quotes Obama as saying.
The new book, titled The Audacity to Win, hits book stores November 3.
Sec. of State Clinton can still run in 2016.
Go Hillary! Go Hillary!
Spoken like a true stateswoman.
the secstate is right. move on. choices have been made and this is just so old news. this revelation is not something that really should surprise anyone. if the president did not seriously consider clinton and made sure she was on the short list, it would eventually emerge and that could have and may hurt history's assesment of him. when exprez clinton made his remarks, anyone would two neurons to rub together knew at that moment that his wife was an impossible choice. this book is just another way to cash in on the obama name. plouffe proably figures that the iron is still at least luke warm so might as well strike it now.
The progressively liberal media rang the death bell on Hillarys presidency..., isn't it ironic.
Oddly enough, I agree with Hillary.
I don't agree with her politically, but I will admit she's quite intelligent. So much so, she can see what an unmitigated disaster the current administration is.
Look for her to resign as SOS by the end of 2010. She'll challenge O-blah-blah for the 2012 nomination.
I agree w/ Sec. Clinton.......She's doing a phenominal job as the top diplomat of America.......The Obama administration is made up of extraordianry leaders for such a time as this.......The President has very good judgement......
We wish we could re-do the 2008 election~!
I think it has worked out pretty well for everyone.
Most Intelligent People Are Past The 2008 Election. It's Just The Fools Like HypocriCNN, And That Air-Head Bleach Blanket Bimbo Monica Crowley Of The Washinton Times Who Try To Make More Of It.
"Obama" was spelled incorrectly in the 3rd to last paragraph. Sorry. a J-school grad and English teacher has to say something. :)
Yeah right. You know she's planning to unseat Barry in 2012.
Yes, please, let's move on. Stop wasting out time with Hillary and let's concentrate on Afghanistan.
If we keep dwelling on the past we will never get anywhere and if there are obstacle courses in governance/administration we will also be stymied.
I admire Hillary for her spunk, intelligence, wit, etc., however her statement yesterday re Pakistan's inability to root out the enemy shows that this is diplomacy at best. She knows what is going on but her hands are tied. Simply put, they are their brothers' keepers.
Thank you Sec. State Clinton. These GOP and DNC people that hate Obama can't accept that the election is over. I know, Obama screwed up on some things, but so did Clinton, FDR, TR, and even Bush.
As a conservative I never thought id be saying this, but it is too bad we didnt get Hillary instead of this radical leftist.
It's hard to "move past" it when the leaders of the democratic party forced the lesser qualified, inexperienced candidate on us even though the voters in the primary chose Hillary. She is the better leader, she is more qualified, she would be getting more done and I will continue to hope that Hillary Clinton will one day be our President.
The impending arrival of David Plouffe's new book will be met with some anticipation. Strange to relate though, and just to remind you. Once a book is published then it very soon becomes yesterdays news. This also begs the question that now Sarah Palins book 'Going Rogue' has been released. What in Gods name can she do next to keep her image in front of the American people. I would suggest that there is very little, short of becoming a mass murderer, that she can accomplish. However, the fact that President Obama picked Joe Biden over Hillary Clinton should come as no surprise since Bill Clinton is want to shoot his opinions from the hip and although Hillary would have made a great VP, Joe Biden is just as tough and works quietly behind the scenes to make things happen. Therefore the way things have worked out is just fine with me.
Secretary Clinton knows as well as anybody that people often don't remember things accurately, especially when it isn't in their best interest to do so. Plouffe is trying to sell books. Who cares what he says?
This woman is all class. No crying over spilt milk here. She does her job with high energy and focus, and she doesn't back down from anything or anyone. Not even a broken arm stopped her. I sure wish she would have been president, because this Republican would have voted for her.
Time to move past 2008... 2012 is right around the corner....
Then why does our Sec of State keep playing politics by commenting on Pres Bush?
Obama must agree with you about moving past the 2008 election. In fact, he would like everyone to forget that whole campaign thing too! They keep bringing up these things he said in the campaign that he would do after the election and throwing them in his face. Get over it, huh? That was Candidate Obama, not President Obama.
every day makes me still beleive in this country when people like Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton are at the helm .
we will recover from the Cheney Rove years .I am sure of it as long as we support the team we elected :)
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