What will second Obama administration look like?
All-Star panel weighs in
- Duration 4:31
- Date Nov 8, 2012
All-Star panel weighs in
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The secretary's plans have changed you've heard her say.
Many times -- he intends to.
See through -- transition of the successor and to then she will go back to private life.
Interesting and tough for years.
So I would actually don't know I don't know -- this Clinton.
Well the attorney general talking about his plans he doesn't know -- what he said today it sounded like his plans may be to leave the administration.
And Secretary Clinton has said she has plans to leave others as well secretary Geithner at Treasury Secretary Panetta.
So what will his second term look like in the cabinet back with the panel Pearson.
What do you think.
Well I think.
It's not much of the secret that John Kerry wants Hillary Clinton's job and he seems to be really the only one in the running before Susan Rice has talked about but.
She'd probably didn't have enough stature anyway but.
After the Maine and Ben -- stuff sounds like she's totally although -- So out of the running story today that she was in still in the running and one of the top choices have heard so I don't know what I've heard is that is pretty much down the John Kerry.
And that I -- in terms of other big changes which -- for different things about am.
But about holder but I did hear that -- -- Thomas very instead.
In taking that job if -- laughed I am probably in the White House chief of staff is leaving perhaps he would benefit treasury Jack who Tom knives who's a long time you know Washington hand has been talked about his being.
Their former boss of mine.
It's been talk not mean she knew chief of staff what should be an excellent choice.
And I think those are probably the big changes what about defense.
The -- issues.
Yeah I don't know I mean there are a lot of people who would certainly I think -- -- for consideration for secretary of defense I don't think if you're if you look at the world the way that I do Leon -- probably.
A good person to have -- defense and Hillary Clinton leaving.
The Obama administration to the extent that these these -- sectors really affect the -- but the direction strategic direction of the Obama administration she's a good person to have at the state department's I think you're you're likely given the way that the president has -- has has governed.
Given that his world view given the fact particularly on foreign policy and he's embraced and remembered Joseph Biden cited leading from behind used it.
In the campaign talked about it.
You're gonna lose to people who have been potentially that the best friends of what I would consider to be as saying.
I'm reasonably sane.
If Geithner -- as expected care to mention Jack -- moving over from White House but also being tossed around the name out there Erskine Bowles.
One of the two Bowles Simpson and if the president was to embrace Bowles Simpson and put.
Erskine Bowles a treasury would that be a signal that he's in it for the long hole hall on non on Bowles Simpson in in the broad term.
I think it would be having it be a brilliant idea I think if he can get some kind of agreement on the lines of their recommendations that will be a triumph politically for him.
And I think also that country will benefit I think one thing he might to have it's not going to be -- Would be -- -- treasury to Romney I'm sure you've probably turned it down but it would be the ultimate gesture on the you have to.
I agree John Kerry will probably end up and -- secretary of state I must say -- my sources in the Obama White House have been rather quiet.
So I'm not sure I have any other inside information but I do think that Panetta is an interest -- man.
Because he has said that if the sequestration in the reduction of funds -- depending -- Happens it will destroy you -- -- the military.
And whether he -- it mean if he's if he's deposed.
And he -- that will allow Obama a lot more leeway in cutting the Pentagon otherwise Panetta could actually resign on principle of if the sequestration would happen.
That would be embarrassing.
So you think it doesn't happen I think he will likely be eased out so there will be somebody more.
Pliable in in and -- defense team to turn forces flexibility in this administration's happily turn.
-- mountain though the president the first flexibility -- to be flexible after the election utilities -- -- This is the parlor game we play finding out who will be in the cabinet the second term that's it for the battle but state to.