If confirmed by the Senate, Clinton will have to transform herself from politician to diplomat, and her biggest challenge will be changing the vision she expressed as a senator from New York and as a presidential candidate and become an "honest broker," the role the U.S. secretary of state often plays in the world's hot spots.
On the campaign trail, both Obama and Clinton often spoke of the need to revamp U.S. foreign policy, but she was seen as being more hawkish than her future boss.
The question now is whether she will be able to balance her considerable foreign policy experience with the foreign policy vision of Obama, who called for a "new dawn of American leadership" in a troubled world.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
CNN Critiques Clinton
Excerpt from CNN Analysis: As secretary of state, Clinton must be 'honest broker'