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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 02:03 PM
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Secretary of State the end of the road for the Clintons?
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What does Hillary do in four years time if she becomes Secretary of State now?

Very few people have served out even 4 years as Secretary of State, fewer still go the distance for the full 8 years.

If she is gone after 4 or less in the Obama administration, what does she do then? A run against an incumbent that put you in his cabinet would be unthinkable.

Getting back into the Senate from New York might not be possible either. You would have to run against a friend and colleague almost no matter who is selected to take your place in the Senate. Run for Governor? Possible. Still, that has ethical problems as well.

Not to mention that all of these jobs would be a step backward.

Serve the Obama administration in some other capacity after being Secretary of State? Possible, but not likely.

Become the CEO of a charitable foundation? Not a good move if you want higher office later.

Just wait another 4 years and then run for President? That means being out of the public spotlight for 4 years. Something the Clintons have never done.

What does she do after 4 years as Secretary of State?

Very few former Secretaries of State run for the Presidency immediately after being Secretary of State. I can't think of a single one in the modern era.

The only likely "boost up" would be to serve on the US Supreme Court. A job that aides have indicated she does not want.
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  -Secretary of State the end of the road for the Clintons? lapfog_1  Nov-18-08 02:03 PM   #0 
  - Thank for your concern.  aquart   Nov-18-08 02:05 PM   #1 
  - If you have a logical path forward for her, please post it.  lapfog_1   Nov-18-08 02:12 PM   #4 
  - How about retirement/working for charitable causes?  Jim4Wes   Nov-18-08 02:06 PM   #2 
  - My expectation for her path forward.  lapfog_1   Nov-18-08 02:47 PM   #13 
     - Bill is not the first to show what a retired statesman  Jim4Wes   Nov-18-08 02:51 PM   #14 
  - The Senate the end of the road for Obama?  onehandle   Nov-18-08 02:10 PM   #3 
  - Senators can run for President. Former SecState  lapfog_1   Nov-18-08 02:14 PM   #5 
     - You avoided my point.  onehandle   Nov-18-08 02:16 PM   #6 
        - Actually I did not "avoid your point"  lapfog_1   Nov-18-08 02:44 PM   #12 
  - I wonder if that is part of the plan  Stuckinthebush   Nov-18-08 02:24 PM   #7 
  - I was thinking that exact thing.  lapfog_1   Nov-18-08 02:26 PM   #9 
  - Governor of New York would work  Winterblues   Nov-18-08 02:26 PM   #8 
  - I was trying to think of the last few SecStates that served more  lapfog_1   Nov-18-08 02:39 PM   #11 
  - I agree, I think she should have said "no thanks"  RGBolen   Nov-18-08 02:27 PM   #10 
     - If all rumors are believed (and that is a pretty risky unwise thing to do)  karynnj   Nov-18-08 03:11 PM   #15 

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