Hillary Clinton’s political team was convinced President Obama would pick her to be his vice president for his second term, according to the latest batch of secret emails from Mrs. Clinton’s time at the State Department.
Mark Penn, the Clintons’ longtime pollster and adviser, in an evaluation of Mr. Obama’s State of the Union speech in 2010, said it was “overall pretty good” but said the president “seemed angry.”
He also said people were coming to realize “the Obama flaws like inexperience I was trying to point out were on the mark and were appropriate.”
And Mr. Penn predicted Mrs. Clinton would end up as running mate if Mr. Obama went for a second term.
“Only way for him to win second term is to ask you to be VP- he will realize that after midterms,” the adviser said in a Jan. 28 message to the then-secretary of state.