A lot of people think if the president's a little weak going into 2012, he'll have to do a switch there and run with Hillary Clinton as his running mate,” King said, repeating gossip that’s swirled for several months and appeared from time to time on blogs.
IF? IF the president's a little weak...??? I'd say he is.
This one has been tossed about ever since the campaign when she wasn't the selection in the first place; I'm not sure she actually wanted it then, though. I'm don't think she had ruled out a second run for President at that time. I'm not sure she wants it now or has ruled out a presidential run in 2016 (or 2012 for that matter), but I've long thought she has been unhappy in the Secretary of State spot. She has often contradicted Obama policy and has seemed overshadowed by the aura of Obama - at least initially.
In fact, I often wondered why she even took the spot and wondered if she had been offered something else in the long term - like VP? I often wondered about Joe Biden as well; I get the whole power-trip thing, but I never felt like his heart was in being VP either. He's always seen it as a second-fiddle job.
Nothing in Washington is ever as it seems.
At any rate, Woodward has provided more blog fodder for the left and the right. Woodward is out there to sell his book and I suppose all this fuels that fire, too.
Would an Obama/Clinton ticket bring back all those disenchanted Independents? Would it re-energize the disillusioned Obama base? Who knows...