Mark Halperin’s three things to watch for in presidential politics for Wednesday, November 19.
- Watch the discussions of whether Hillary Clinton is headed toward being secretary of state. Bill Clinton has agreed to cooperate with the Obama team’s vetting process and might even step away from leading his foundation on a day-to-day basis if his wife is tapped to lead the State Department. The former president will be on the campaign trail in Georgia for challenger Jim Martin in the state’s Senate runoff today, so watch to see if he says anything pertinent there.
- Watch the Obama transition team’s other personnel decisions. Some probable nominations and appointments – including Eric Holder as attorney general — got out yesterday. Watch for more to possibly be reported today, especially with Obama and Biden again meeting in Chicago.
- Watch the economy. There will be activity on Capitol Hill today with the automaker CEOs testifying before a House committee, following up on their Senate testimony yesterday. Watch to see where the economic news heads and how that impacts the decision-making in the Obama camp.