President-elect Obama appears strikingly open to a team of rivals around him — maybe. Hillary Clinton is clearly a powerhouse. But is the senator the right rival, the right powerhouse for this job?
The global stakes are high. Opinions are all over the map.
This hour, On Point: Obama, Clinton, and the next U.S. Secretary of State.Guests:
Joining us from Philadelphia is Trudy Rubin, foreign affairs columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Her column on Sunday, "Secretary of State deck has a wild card," looked at Obama's potential picks.
Joining us in our studio is Ambassador Peter Galbraith. He's senior diplomatic fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation in Washington, and was an informal foreign policy advisor to both the Obama and Clinton campaigns. He served as the first U.S. ambassador to Croatia under President Bill Clinton. He's the author of "Unintended Consequences: How War in Iraq Strengthened America’s Enemies."
Also with us in our studio is Robert Kuttner, founding co-editor of The American Prospect and a distinguished senior fellow at Demos, a public policy think tank. His most recent book is “Obama’s Challenge: America’s Economic Crisis and the Power of a Transformative Presidency.”
This program aired on November 19, 2008.