Someone asked me to weigh in on the Secretary of State controversy…

Ok, I’ll oblige, briefly.

I do not think it should be Hillary Clinton. Not at least in the first term… My personal favorite is Colin Powell, again, but after doing it once, he would be a fool to take another stab of going at it again…

Therefore I do not think it will be Hillary Clinton… The one thing I have noticed watching Obama react is that he is pensive; he thinks through things before acting… If one thinks through the Hillary episode, it becomes rather apparent that her place in history would be better served, at least in the first term, as head of the U. S. Senate…

Here is why… Perhaps I was the only one, but I noticed that Hillary garnered a lot of support from the other side through out her primary fight… Comments from Republicans as far back as Iowa assumed Hillary was the foregone conclusion to become our next President, and were ready to accept it.

Shows what Republicans know…

Being just the emissary of the chief executive, is rather limiting to a women of Hillary’s talents. Those talents can be better served for instance, by redesigning the Senate into a non partisan body, where individual Senators can again focus on the will of their local constituents, and not have to follow lockstep party politics… After all, that philosophy worked rather well through out the thirties, forties, fifties, sixties, seventies, and eighties…. It will take a strong willed leader to undo the hardened partisan boundaries that were built up over the last two chief executives terms…

But that loosening of rigid partisanship, is exactly what is needed in order to get things done… Hillary, as a Senate leader who reaches out to Republicans even when she doesn’t have to, is just the quintessential person to enable this important change to evolve… As the former wife of a chief executive, she is well aware of the benefits of triangulating power between both parties…and that capacity can make her a powerful ally to President Obama in the Senate….

Whoever takes over the reins of the next Senate, will become one of the greatest Senators of all time…. As I write, considerable challenges are queuing up, ready for the new Congress to open its doors.. Upon only a quick perusal of those Senators entering next January, one readily sees that the only one with sufficient clout is Hillary. Our nation needs Hillary there. The uniqueness of which is Hillary’s life story, is both hers and our nation’s greatest asset, to insure for us all, that a better future is forthcoming…

Fortunately Obama is sharp enough to know that.

The best bet is John Kerry; the former presidential candidate who almost beat Bush, could carry enough clout and representative power in his meetings with world leaders, whereas his removal from the Senate, would not create an unfillable black hole into which all good intentions would collapse…

I see both of these candidates growing in stature over the next four years. Each of these two positions fit them well, and likewise, they also fit the positions well… Over time, I believe that the scenario which I have laid out, will in future years become like King Arthur’s round table….. the stuff of legend…..