Do you think Hilary Clinton blackmailed Obama for the secretary of state selection?
What is the likely hood that Hilary Clinton forced Obama to select her as Secretary of State in exchange for A: conceding in the primaries, B: not running as a 3rd party candidate.
Asked By: ♪Viva♫Joe♫Strummer♪ - 12/1/2008
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I think under the circumstances Hilary was the best man for the job.(lol... More
Answered By: Blogbaba2 - 12/2/2008
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Answered By: Bobby R - 12/1/2008
Answered By: jff_m_31 - 12/1/2008
I think his third party business is what got him there. And I am not sure what they are up to. I just know it probably isn't any good. She looks totally defeated today.
Answered By: §§pecial Unicorn - 12/1/2008
Answered By: Natasha B - 12/1/2008
Answered By: CJ - 12/1/2008
I think you have it backwards...Obama is bloody lucky to have her accept that position!
Answered By: uzurhead - 12/1/2008
Zero percent. She would have lost the primaries even if she did not concede. Running 3rd party would have ruined her, not obama - and it was really too late anyways by june.
Answered By: mrlinuxguy - 12/1/2008
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Answered By: chancellor319 - 12/1/2008
Now you see, this would be something Republicans would do. Since Hillary is a Democrat, the answer is no.
Answered By: planespoken - 12/1/2008
I don't think that's what happened. But, I do think that when she conceded, he told her he'd find a plum spot for her in his organization in exchange for her and Bill's endorsement/stumping leading up to the general election.
Answered By: Terr - 12/1/2008
I don't think HIllary black mailed Obama. I have to say though that point A wouldn't work since Hillary had to concede since she didn't gather enough delegates. I guess she could have run as a 3rd party candidate but I have no idea why she would do that. Hillary is a loyal Democrat and I could not see her being... More
Answered By: Willamette - 12/1/2008
No, she just threatened him with the dreaded, infamous HILLBILLY MAFIA. After all they have KILLED many people, don't ya know?
Answered By: grump56 - 12/1/2008
I'm sure she had to do something for it.
Answered By: rebel - 12/1/2008
No, sweetie. After stop thinking Bush is the greatest president of the entire world, Neo-cons's brain is filled with wonders of strange things and obsessed over Obama. Conspiracy theories are for sore losers who supported an unAmerican Panama foreigner like John McCain.
Answered By: Whatisthenextstop - 12/1/2008
I think she most likely did force his hand. He owes her some funding from the primary. And remember she is the one who leaked the info she was going to be the Secretary of State.
Answered By: draggy43 - 12/1/2008
No. Sen. Clinton had no choice but to concede... she lost.
Answered By: Hater Police - 12/1/2008
Answered By: The new pink - 12/1/2008
none of the above.
Answered By: polgara922 - 12/1/2008
Yes she did.. And if Hilary got Vice President she would be president before long, because she would get Obama killed, so she could be president, that is one reason Obama(booo)(i hate Obama) didnt choose Hilary for vice I HATE OBAMA GO MCCAIN! HE SHOULD OF GOT IT!
Answered By: firstname.lastname@example.org - 12/1/2008
I only know that by having Hilary as secretary of State, Obama just stuck his foot up his ying yang! What's next, Mr. Clinton and Monica for desert? Obama's actions should tell the American people what kind of hell the United States is really going to be in by the year 2010 if not sooner. Get prepared people, he's only... More
Answered By: littlelota71 - 12/1/2008
Answered By: HC Visigoth - 12/1/2008
Zero to none!
Answered By: homegirl - 12/1/2008
No, I think he's putting her there to stop her from running again in 2012. He knows he's broken a barrier by being elected first black president. First female president isn't that big a stretch from there. If her puts her in as secretary of state, she'll probably be happy there for 8 years. At the very least, she... More
Answered By: The Thumbs Down Mean Its Working - 12/1/2008
She did not pursue his Kenyan citizenship. You know she has to know.
Answered By: Joseph M - 12/1/2008
There can be no doubt that Hillary's appointment was a result of a back room deal in exchange for her and Bill's support during the campaign... More
Answered By: thor_torkinson - 12/1/2008
Lets not forget that sHrillery stole 900 FBI files to use against her political rivals, there is nothing the Clintons would not do to gain power... More
Answered By: slappyjk - 12/1/2008
Answered By: Nef - 12/1/2008
he did not force him he bribed her
Answered By: linda101 - 12/1/2008
lets hope so
Answered By: Will J - 12/1/2008
Answered By: JanisJop23 - 12/1/2008
Obama is lucky that Hillary accepted his offer as Secretary of State, because she is taking a huge risk to work for someone who misrepresented her positions during the primary, and played the race card against her. In addition to your points, there are. c. not running as McCain's VP, d. not mentioning the birth... More
Answered By: TellyB - 12/3/2008
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