Earlier this week, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner put his “resume” into the marketplace by saying that he didn’t think that President Obama would ask him to continue in his position IF the President were able to win a second term. Geithner even hinted that if asked, he was ready for a change, and would “move on”.
Then yesterday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, said that she was ready to get “off the high wire of American politics”, and would not return to her position if a second term for Obama were to become a reality.
These type of statements are not unusual in any White House administration. But, perhaps Barack Obama should take a cue from these two high profile Cabinet members, and decide that a second term just isn’t what he wants!