Tuesday, October 5, 2010
A Barack Obama-Hillary Clinton ticket in 2012? “It’s on the table,” says veteran Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward. Woodward told CNN’s John King Tuesday on John King USA, “Some of Hillary Clinton’s advisers see it as a real possibility in 2012.”
The scenario has Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton switching positions, a rumor floating around Washington DC for months now and seen by some political strategists as a savvy strategy to gin up excitement among what appears to be an uninterested Democratic base.
People close to Mr. Biden say he was never interested in vice president. His real calling was State, where he could draw on more than three decades of international bridge building. Ms. Clinton, if she becomes Mr. Obama’s Number Two in 2012, would be perfectly positioned for a presidential run of her own in 2016.
As Mr. Woodward says,
“President Obama needs some of the women, Latinos, retirees that she did so well with during the  primaries and, so they switch jobs, not out of the question, and the other interesting question is, Hillary Clinton could run in her own right in 2016 and be younger than Ronald Reagan when he was elected president.”
Clinton will be 69 years old and three months in January, 2017. Ronald Reagan was just shy of his 70th birthday in January, 1980.