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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 03:03 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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