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. Frank DeCandido

    Two positives about this move – she will be out of the country most of the time and she will be out of New York.
    Frankie D.
    New York

    November 14, 2008 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  2. A Boston

    Perfect spot for her.

    November 14, 2008 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  3. Bruce

    Chooing her for any cabinet postion, especially sec of state would be a great move on Obama's part. The question is does she want it.?

    November 14, 2008 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  4. Ed, Santa Fe, NM


    November 14, 2008 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  5. Tim

    If Hillary had won she could have named Obama as President of the bake sale.

    November 14, 2008 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  6. pierre

    about time!

    November 14, 2008 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  7. Mercedes

    Yes, yes, yes!!!!!

    November 14, 2008 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  8. Angie-OHIO

    SOS would be a GREAT FIT for Senator Clinton. She is strong and very,very intelligent. If this is so we are in for a GREAT OBAMA CABINET.

    HILARY FOR SOS!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 14, 2008 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  9. Turn Texas BLUE

    Keep writing stories of Sarah Palin, and keep interviewing her. SHE IS STARTING TO BE THE CANCER OF THE GOP TICKET! FOR REAL NOW! All by herself she will take down the GOP! so all you Republican it is not to late for you to change over to a winning team! DEMOCRATS!

    November 14, 2008 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  10. NYer

    Looks like BARRY has some butt kissing to do. Actually, BARRY has NO IDEA what to do and needs help so he goes to Hillary. Since BARRY is now running for re-election, he had better give Hillary a job!!

    Poor Hillary, she now has to bow down to BARRY – LMAO !!!!

    November 14, 2008 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  11. California Gold

    Interesting prospects swirling around.

    November 14, 2008 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  12. Bill Clinton

    I'm back.

    November 14, 2008 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  13. marc

    It will be great for uor nation.

    November 14, 2008 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  14. LyonsPhilly

    Keep Condoleeza Rice. Hillary for healthcare.

    November 14, 2008 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  15. Dennis

    Awesome! What a team!!!

    November 14, 2008 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  16. Karen, Arkansas

    So wonderful to think that Hillary could become Secretary of State!!! I know she would do a marvelous job for our country. Plus the fact that Hillary knows that Africa is a continent not a country.

    November 14, 2008 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  17. georgia

    CNN, you're ahead of yourselves. You keep asking, in various formats, why Sarah Palin is still a hot topic, why the Clinton-Obama relationship is so intriguing, etc. Perhaps it's because you continue to "report" that which doesn't need to be reported. If Hillary Clinton is selected to be Secretary of State, you've got a story. If her name is merely "discussed," there's no real need for all the analysis, is there? I watched your newscast this morning, including the several minutes you devoted to rehashing the Clinton-Obama "feud," ostensibly as backdrop for this Secretary of State "story." Why not wait until you have something to report?

    November 14, 2008 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  18. Mary

    I like it!! Bring her on!

    November 14, 2008 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  19. Jackie

    So its true. I think he owes her but he should give her a role where she will be very effective. I trust his judgement though.
    May God grant our dear president-elect wisdom and understanding.

    Love you Barack!!!

    November 14, 2008 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  20. TX Vet

    I think HIllary Clinton really proved herself before Obama's nomination and after. She's tough, smart, and can support the larger vision after she was denied the top spot. Pretty admirable. I'd like to see her in Obama's administration.

    November 14, 2008 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  21. PA Republican for Obama

    I would love to see her take an active role. Even if she ultimately doesn't serve in the cabinet and stays in the Senate. There are a lot of very good, very intelligent and very skilled people out there who definately should be utilized in bringing this country out of the dark ages of the past eight years and moving us forward. I count Hillary Clinton to be among those people.

    November 14, 2008 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  22. Obama supporter #2

    I would love to see Clinton & Palin run against one another in a Presidential election.

    And, why are all the "right wing" groups/people coming out so hard against Obama like he's gonna screw the country up even more than Bush has done thus far. Calm down people! Can he please get into office first?

    November 14, 2008 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  23. Max

    "Change". Ha!

    November 14, 2008 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  24. Scott

    That would just be the best thing ever. I would have voted for her for President if I had the chance, I think she would make an excellent Sec.of State and it would be a great chance for her to do an amazing amount of good!

    November 14, 2008 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  25. Janey/michigan

    Hillary is now debt-free and hopefully will get the job. She deserves it after kissing Obama's rear for months. No Presidential job in her future after pushing him over the finish line. I am very concerned that the dems created this crises of the American people purposely (Fannie and freddie)–to steal this election and it worked at our expense.

    November 14, 2008 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
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