Hillary's Post-Debate Interview on CNN

Hillary praises Obama's debate and says he's "3 for 3."

Wolf Blitzer asks her about McCain's quip that he isn't George Bush. She points out that McCain has voted with Bush 90% of the time so he has contributed to the economic distress our country is going through.

When asked if she'd agree to be in Obama's cabinet, she said she wants to stay a Senator.

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    Hillary is a really good surrogate (5.00 / 3) (#1)
    by andgarden on Wed Oct 15, 2008 at 10:07:08 PM EST

    Yes (5.00 / 2) (#2)
    by squeaky on Wed Oct 15, 2008 at 10:11:31 PM EST
    I am having a good feeling about the alliances being made. A lot of power there.

    Sigh. Yes, she is. (5.00 / 3) (#5)
    by ruffian on Wed Oct 15, 2008 at 10:19:29 PM EST
    The best. I want her staying in the Senate (5.00 / 3) (#6)
    by Teresa on Wed Oct 15, 2008 at 10:20:06 PM EST
    too. Work on health care Hillary. I hope she becomes a vocal leader in the Senate.

    She's always kept a sort of low profile until this race so I hope she'll quit that and be one of the permanent fixtures on the Sunday shows. She'd be such an improvement.


    Go Hillary (5.00 / 7) (#3)
    by blogtopus on Wed Oct 15, 2008 at 10:13:26 PM EST
    Become a voice of opposition in the Senate, be the thorn in Obama's side and keep his feet to the fire; it's obvious the sycophantic Dem party elite won't do that.

    I had a thought in the earlier thread (5.00 / 1) (#4)
    by ruffian on Wed Oct 15, 2008 at 10:18:39 PM EST
    Think he'll try to have her carry the water in the Senate for selling the tax increases?

    No! Let Kerry do it. Or McCaskill. :) (5.00 / 4) (#7)
    by Teresa on Wed Oct 15, 2008 at 10:21:28 PM EST
    Even Hillary has to have her limits, doesn't she?

    Well, I think she supported rolling back (5.00 / 4) (#9)
    by ruffian on Wed Oct 15, 2008 at 10:46:22 PM EST
    the Bush tax cuts too, for the top 1%.  She would be the most effective spokesperson for it, that's for sure.  And it does have to be done. She's going to get all the hardest jobs.

    McCaskill, riiight... (5.00 / 4) (#10)
    by ruffian on Wed Oct 15, 2008 at 10:47:36 PM EST
    We'll see if she even votes for it. She will find her inner Bush dog after the election is over.

    Huh? (5.00 / 1) (#8)
    by squeaky on Wed Oct 15, 2008 at 10:24:34 PM EST
    More likely that she will be voting with Obama on every measure during Obama's presidency. There will be an additional 6-8 Democratic Senators as well.  

    I do not think she is thinking thorn.


    Missing the point (none / 0) (#20)
    by blogtopus on Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 12:53:42 PM EST
    Squeaky, let me spell it out: I am of the firm belief that Clinton will get Obama to support MORE liberal acts, not keep him from it. Its pretty clear that many others on the site here feel the same way.

    We aren't attacking Obama so much as looking forward to seeing him pushed to the potential he represents. No pressure = no results. That much is clear about politics.

    So sorry you didn't get that message; glad others did.


    Thank Dawg (5.00 / 4) (#11)
    by nycstray on Thu Oct 16, 2008 at 12:38:56 AM EST
    She'll be much better off as a Senator. Much better off. I'd hate to see her in a cabinet position for Obama until I see how he plays out. I want her working for health care, womens rights, safe food/product, small farms, etc. She's right on a lot of issues, let's not tie her hands in a cabinet position.

    She is wonky (5.00 / 1) (#12)
    by Carolyn in Baltimore on Thu Oct 16, 2008 at 09:36:36 AM EST
    I see her as leading the writing of important legislation and heading committees where she has strong interest.
    The admin can propose but the Senate controls the legislation. She is wonky enough to care that the details of the legislation are done right. This is an area where she is very strong and will have influence over the actual laws that get pased. She will make Obama's version of HOLC be palatable.

    When does... (3.66 / 3) (#13)
    by DancingOpossum on Thu Oct 16, 2008 at 10:38:15 AM EST
    When does Hillary get to stop doing Obama's jobs for him?

    She has her own priorities. She's entitled to focus on them now. Or is she meant to be the Eternal Democratic Party/Obama Handmaiden?

    Obama handmaiden? (none / 0) (#17)
    by coigue on Thu Oct 16, 2008 at 01:35:40 PM EST
    Jeez, how offensive you are.

    Hillary did (none / 0) (#14)
    by JThomas on Thu Oct 16, 2008 at 10:52:29 AM EST
    a fabulous job last nite. She is going to be a strong voice in the Obama inner circle. I think she will stay very high profile and when Obama is done,she will be the obvious choice to succeed him. Does anyone doubt she will be sharp as a tack into her 90's? She can clearly be on top of her game more than Reagan and McCain at a similar age. Hillary 16...sign me up.

    What in the world (5.00 / 2) (#15)
    by smott on Thu Oct 16, 2008 at 11:24:46 AM EST
    ...makes you think an O Admin would give HRC a strong inner circle voice?

    Yes, that comment cracked me up. (none / 0) (#16)
    by Cream City on Thu Oct 16, 2008 at 11:36:06 AM EST
    It's about a month behind the memos, too.

    Obama is (none / 0) (#18)
    by JThomas on Thu Oct 16, 2008 at 04:05:14 PM EST
    not stupid and he will tap an asset like Hillary Clinton at every opportunity. He knows he needs all the help he can get to move this country out of the ditch. Be all cynical about this if you want, but I think you will find that Obama and Hillary have a great working relationship going forward.

    The past is prologue in politics (none / 0) (#19)
    by Cream City on Thu Oct 16, 2008 at 04:26:57 PM EST
    as in all else.