I most assuredly can see her playing team ball for as long as it takes to attain whatever goal(s) she envisions...be it another presidential run or simply manuevering for more power and status as Secretary. She is no one's fool and will keep all viable options available.
Nothing unusual about a politician leveraging for street cred. The exception would be a politician who doesn't.
The fact that she can sit across the table from you smiling and nodding all the while plotting to cut your heart out should you cross her, doesn't make her a "bad" choice as SoS...rather it makes her ideal.
Say what you want about Hillary...ppl. in-the-know have stated that while she may be ruthless, you can absolutely trust her word.
Interestingly, these same ppl. say the opposite of Slick Willie's word.
Clearly Obama's star has risen, but this hardly diminishes the Clinton name or the power associated with it. She can easily play to the press while on Obama's team...afterall, Obama nominated this woman and invited her into the fold. All she has to do is play her cards correctly and I don't believe for a minute that she is lacking in political acumen.
Insofar as lacking the correct temperament...John R. Bolton is a perfect example of a tough-as-nails, very competent diplomat. His failing was not of his own making. He became a pariah because of Bush.
I guess we'll have to agree to disagree. As I said, my gut tells me that this nomination was brilliant on Obama's part.
Here again, nothing unusual about the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th in succession wanting to be chief or thinking that he/she would be a better chief (Hillary being 4th). Once again, the exception is the politician who does not desire more power.
It's simply a matter of who can best play the game.