November 14th, 2008
09:06 AM ET
14 years ago

Obama, Clinton meet in Chicago

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Sen. Hillary Clinton met with President-elect Barack Obama Thursday in Chicago sources tell CNN."]CHICAGO (CNN) - President-elect Barack Obama met with New York Sen. Hillary Clinton late Thursday afternoon in Chicago, two sources confirm to CNN.

The meeting was held at the request of Obama.

One of the sources says Clinton went to the meeting because "she knew Obama wanted to talk about whether she would have a role in the administration."

An Obama transition source says the meeting came about through Sen Lindsey Graham, a McCain supporter, and Rahm Emanuel, Obama's new chief of staff. Both men have had a "longstanding relationship," according to the source and worked out the meeting.

soundoff (179 Responses)
  1. Yes Hillary..

    I definitely approve this move. I was pleased to hear her name being mentioned. I trust Obama will give it to her. God Bless President-Elect Barack Obama.

    November 14, 2008 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  2. An American

    I thought she was supposed to not have enough foreign relations experience, now she is being considered for SOS! Obama does not have a clue how to run this country so now she would be "considered". Ha, what a joke. If I were Hillary I would not do it – stay in the Senate and if you want take another jab at the Presidency if you want, but leave Obama out to dry – he is supposed to be the "one", so let him be the "one"!!

    November 14, 2008 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  3. Danny in Chicago

    I think having Hillary Clinton involved is a good thing, She is a strong force in politics and she's on the right (or should I say 'left') side of things.

    However, let's be clear – This is Obama's party and Hillary knows it. Any other speculation is just that – speculation.

    It's so nice that we are talking so highly about Democrats again. And it's nice to have some hope in these darker times.


    November 14, 2008 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  4. JIM...TX

    No way Hillary's going to leave the Senate for a cabinet post. Just yesterday Obama's transition team came out with a long laundry list of questions for possible appointees and everyone knows the Clinton's don't want anyone looking into their DIRTY LAUNDRY :):)

    November 14, 2008 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
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