by Taylor Marsh
I've confirmed with a person close to Clinton that she will indeed be in Chicago tomorrow to be nominated for Secretary of State.
We've come a long way from the primaries, haven't we? Yes we have.
What this nomination says about President-elect Obama is loud and clear. He's not only confident and someone who does not fear strong viewpoints on national security matters and foreign policy, but he's inviting them, sure in his own place as president as well. But as you can see from the CNN video above, Obama's entire national security team, including Joe Biden, is a "water's edge" powerhouse.
Obama once again proving ideology will not be his guidepost.
What HRC can bring to the world stage is monumental and something only she can do, especially given her work across many years on women's rights alone. As Laura Bush mentioned on "Meet the Press," women are taking a leading role in countries like Afghanistan, with the chance of sealing their influence historic. Clinton can add to this immeasurably, as well as confront the atrocious human rights abuses in countries like Pakistan and the continent of Africa. The opportunities facing Clinton in an Obama administration are wide and deep, as are their challenges. Obama obviously knows this and has nominated his national security team accordingly.
"What we are going to do is combine experience with fresh thinking. But understand where the vision for change comes from first and foremost. It comes from me." -- President-elect Obama
President-elect Obama stands out even brighter with the announcement of his national security team, which reveals continuity, steadiness and that he has no intention of letting one minute go by once he's inaugurated. As for the change promised, Obama will have a seasoned team to deliver on his vision. It foreshadows a presidency in which he will be well served.
"...We don't intend to stumble into the next administration." - President-elect Barack Obama
Obama's choices on national security prove his point.