The Washington Post reports:
There's increasing chatter in political circles that the Obama camp is not overly happy with the usual suspects for Secretary of State these days and that the field may be expanding somewhat beyond Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), Gov. Bill Richardson (D-N.M.), Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) and maybe former Democratic senator Sam Nunn of Georgia.Laura Rozen at Mother Jones has this to say.
There's talk, indeed, that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) may now be under consideration for the post. Her office referred any questions to the Obama transition; Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor declined to comment.
The pick of the former presidential contender and Senate Armed Services Committee member would go a long way toward healing any remaining divisions within the Democratic Party after the divisive primaries. Also, Clinton has long been known for her work on international women's issues and human rights. The former first lady could also enhance Obama's efforts to restore U.S. standing amongst allies worldwide.
Taylor Marsh talks about the strong message it would send to world leaders.
As a "Hill grrl" I think the Senator would be great as Secretary of State. And for all the reasons mentioned by Rozen and Marsh, I think it would be a wonderful selection. As we watch the Republican party implode, it would be nice to see two of the strongest Democrats coming together.