Now I know the “Team of Rivals” concept is given great traction these days, but when Lincoln did it he gave cabinet seats to men who opposed him for the nomination.
Obama seems to take a different tact. To date he has or is seemingly been ready to put Hillary Clinton or former Clinton folks in his cabinet at:
Secretary of State
Even Rahm Emmanuel cut his teeth and made his DC political bones as a member of the Clinton administration.
Does it seem to anyone else that Hillary lost the battles but won the war?
I guess it is all a matter of perspective, or who you backed. The Obama folks will likely call this something like “reaching across the aisle” or a big tent theory…while Clintonistas will stay silent while figuring out how they are going to run the government.