Woodward: Clinton May Move to VP

It's 'on the table' he tells John King
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 6, 2010 7:24 AM CDT

(Newser) – Rumors have been swirling around the Beltway that Hillary Clinton might replace Joe Biden on the 2012 ticket, and Bob Woodward gave them a little stir last night on CNN. Asked by John King if he thought Clinton would step in, Woodward readily replied, “It’s on the table. And some of Hillary Clinton’s advisers see it as a real possibility. In 2012, President Obama needs help with some of the women, Latinos, retirees that she did so well with … so they switch jobs. Not out of the question.”

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So will it happen? Officials tell Politico that Obama is happy with both Clinton and Biden in their current jobs, “and he wants them to keep on doing what they’re doing.” The rumor appears to be circulating primarily among Clinton's longtime supporters. "There's so many rumors going around," says one Democrat close to the Clintons, "But I don't believe this is true." Some have also raised the possibility that Clinton could instead slide into the defense secretary job when Robert Gates leaves. (Read more Hillary Clinton stories.)

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