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You have Bill Clinton's former National Security Adviser State Department policy director and navy secretary among others advising him.
With relatively little foreign policy experience of your column.
How will you rely on so many Clinton advisers and still deliver the kind of break from the past that you're promising voters well -- You don't -- him.
Hillary I'm looking forward to present as well.
How about that that was almost one year ago in Iowa the sounds of what looked like some major political foreshadowing.
Former rivals Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton back in December of last year it was still remembers the Clinton brain trust jumping on the president -- bandwagon could.
Hillary Clinton be days away from accepting a position in the Obama administration.
Joining me now from the left right and senator democratic strategist Mary and march Republican strategist Margaret Hoover and political analyst and author John Avalon.
Thanks for coming on man let's start with you what are the chances that we are going to be calling Hillary Clinton madame secretary prediction.
Why they'll look pretty strong right now damn bad -- I mean the fact is with -- all the problems we're facing we need the best people of the best ideas.
We know how to get the job done -- -- Hillary Clinton you get operate but I also thank you send a strong message to the world that Barack Obama would take his strongest opponent throughout this campaign and someone of her stature and to appoint her secretary of state since the real message that he is deadly serious about dealing with all these problems we face.
John is the reason why you think Hillary Clinton would not take it if the jobs on the table.
You know I think it's in her interest to take it otherwise she's stuck to senator from New York and Washington to guarantee being senate majority leader I think this is the next obvious that it's it's it's a step up.
And you know for voters in the -- who many of whom thought Hillary Clinton was very polarizing before she ran for president because she was so hawkish when she ran I think there be new acceptance for innocent voters of the center want to to a -- start to approach.
-- -- -- -- A lot of people made and the abide about a team of rivals north Koreans that -- book which I'll be surprising.
It's not a top in the art that -- of the next week and talking so much about that.
Here is a thing if he had really want to go for a team of rivals he should really reach out to people like Joe Lieberman disenfranchise Democrat in his own party.
That would be pulling somebody into his tent that isn't an attack and it would make a big difference for breaching the divide in Washington which is they can't elect Barack Obama's rhetoric why all of out.
Man this would be a a tough thing for senator Kerry -- that he's been lobbying for this position.
Well no doubt I mean I think John Kerry would make an equally good secretary of state given his background he's the son of a career foreign diplomat he will be the next Fed chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee if he is not secretary of state.
But that said it's tough to argue with Hillary Clinton should be at the top of anybody's list for the position.
John is the Obama team relying too much on the former Clinton.
You know they've got to be careful about it there's a natural tendency to reach back the last day administration but you know -- can't replicate the mistakes the Bush Administration which is uniting the party.
At the expense of uniting the nation so he really does have to reach out start paying some bipartisan appointments if you name Hillary is sectors state.
The same -- did say he said that secretary gates was going to stay on -- sector to fat.
That would send exactly the right message for voters in the center inspect because Margaret I mean he he spent a lot of time on the campaign trail.
Saying we need to get away from 28 years of bushes and clintons.
There's a lot of Clinton folks in the list here.
Well I mean this is what happens when you've got into the seat of -- after relied on the action the folks on the bench for an eight years -- the Clinton White House and then there's really nowhere -- to turn after picking completely green people.
And he's -- If he needs time and the experience than the that the -- is really 88 years in the Clinton White House is a bit ironic and and I'm sure very much more better than it is -- for Hillary Clinton.
Man on the inside track do you think they'll be any surprises in -- surprises in coming days in this transition news.
I can't imagine there won't be I think most people but Hillary Clinton with a surprise I think they'll Barack Obama's being very smart these are just Clinton people who are getting -- many of the Clinton people endorsed Obama in the primaries certainly all of them have supported him in the general what you see original Obama people plus Clinton people the big key for Barack Obama is to get up to ensure strong fast start.
And he insurers that by having some people would experience in the Clinton administration to help them do just that.
Marianne Margaret John you know we did the strategy room on line through many of the debates I said.
We got the band back together it's good to have you guys -- and hopefully I got back next week yet -- we had a.
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