A New York Daily News gossip column on Wednesday put forward the notion that Sen. John Kerry might seriously be looking at announcing his vice president as early as next month, and perhaps would unveil his Cabinet at the Democratic Convention. The star of that group? Former President Clinton as Secretary of State … if the Constitution allowed it.
“The former president has made it clear he will do anything to help the Democrats retake the White House and get America back on course,” says a former Clinton White House staffer. “That said, this is probably the former President’s attempt to get Kerry to focus on Hillary as the vice presidential nominee. By stoking the P.R. machine he’s saying, ‘You get her on the ticket, then you have me.’”
The ex-prez Clinton is said to desperately want back in on the goings-on in the Middle East, and while Secretary of State is no doubt a nonstarter, special envoy to the Middle East could be the plum dangled by Kerry.
Few of Clinton’s former supporters doubt that Clinton isn’t behind the rumblings of a more politically active former president in a Kerry administration. “After the unity dinner in Washington last week, where he was getting all that adulation, and everyone was saying that John Kerry was no Bill Clinton, do you really think Clinton could help himself?” says a DNC staffer. “His presence in this campaign is going to remind everyone of what Kerry isn’t, and Kerry’s people are worried about it. But what can they do? They need him for fundraising and mobilizing the base.”p> ARE THE STARS OUT TONIGHT? br> John Kerry probably slept a bit better on the red-eye flight home to Boston on Tuesday night after netting close to $6 million in campaign funds from events in Sacramento, San Francisco, San Diego, and Beverly Hills.
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