Joe Biden to be Hillary Clinton’s pick for secretary of state: Politico News Media

October 28, 2016 8:07 pm

Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton holds a rally with Vice President at Riverfront Sports athletic facility on August 15, 2016 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. (Photo by AFP)

US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton may offer Vice President Joe Biden the post of secretary of state if she wins the November election, local media say. 
According to the Politico  outlet, Clinton has placed Biden at the top of the short list for selection as the head of the US State Department should she win the presidency, revealing the first major cabinet candidate to go public during the final days of her campaign.
“He’d be great, and they are spending a lot of time figuring out the best way to try to persuade him to do it if she wins,” a source told the media outlet.
The source said the US vice president is yet to be informed of the decision, adding that Clinton has ordered her aides in campaign and transition team to avoid being too confident before the election day on November 8 and the likelihood of forming a cabinet.

US Vice President Joe Biden (L) walks with Army Joint Chief of Staff General Raymond Odierno as he arrives in Baghdad, Iraq, on August 30, 2010. (Photo by AP)

Biden, before becoming US President Barack Obama’s vice president in 2009, presided over the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and is considered to have the most international experience in comparison with any other Democrat.
The vice president has spent nearly 44 years in , beginning with six terms in the Senate and then two terms as the president’s adviser, dealing with international issues in Iraq and Ukraine.
Over the past few weeks, Biden has been actively campaigning for the Democratic nominee and former secretary of state, alongside other key members of the Obama administration, including his wife Michelle Obama and the president himself.
According to the latest Real Clear Politics average of recent polls, Clinton holds a 5 percentage-point lead over her Republican rival, Donald Trump, fueled by declining support among women for his candidacy.
This is while the race between Trump and Clinton represents a battle between two of the least liked major party candidates in history.

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally on October 27, 2016 in Springfield, Ohio. (Photo by AFP)

Political leaders and commentators, however, have concluded that the possible presidency of either Trump or Clinton would be “the two worst things that could possibly happen to the country,” according to CNBC.
Since Trump has clinched to the presidential nomination, political leaders remain split as to which of the nominees would be the absolute worst and which would be only the second worst, CNBC wrote.
The New York businessman has frequently claimed that the is being rigged and his recent suggestion that he may not accept the result of the election if he loses has challenged a centerpiece of the US democracy and outraged many Democrats and Republicans.
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