Obama to Nominate Clinton for SOS

Posted November 21, 2008 at 6:45am

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) will be nominated and is expected to accept the position of secretary of State in President-elect Barack Obama’s administration, several news outlets are reporting Friday morning.

Obama is reportedly going to make the nomination shortly after Thanksgiving.

Clinton, Obama’s rival for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, was first elected to the Senate in 2000 and was re-elected in 2006. Her future has been the subject of much speculation since she lost her bid for the presidency in June, with some suggesting she would assume a leadership post in the Senate or make a second run for the White House in four or eight years.

By tapping Clinton as his secretary of State, Obama is once again turning to his former day job for talent. The newly resigned Illinois Senator picked Sen. Joseph Biden (Del.) as his vice president and recently named former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (S.D.) as his secretary of Health and Human Services.