She has said she wasn’t interested numerous times, but I can’t help but think that getting into the family business at this time in history is too attractive to pass up.
The crazy speculation about Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat may not be so crazy after all. A Democrat who would know tells ABC News that New York governor David Paterson has talked to Caroline Kennedy about taking the seat, which was once held by her uncle, Robert F. Kennedy. Itâ€™s not exactly shocking that Paterson would reach out to one of the most highly respected public figures in New York, but this is: Sources say Kennedy is considering it, and has not ruled out coming to Washington to replace Hillary Clinton in the Senate.
A few years ago, the famously private Caroline Kennedy would be the last Kennedy expected to serve in Congress, but of course, she took on a much more high-profile role during the presidential campaign and, if she does it, would be more than New Yorkâ€™s junior Senator; sheâ€™d have closer ties to the Obama White House than any of her colleagues, a direct line to the East Wing.
When Robert Kennedy, Jr. took himself out of the running for the seat earlier this week, he told Jonathan Hicks of the New York Times, â€œCaroline Kennedy would be the perfect choice if she would agree to it.â€ And one more thing: We hear that President-elect Obama has made it clear that he thinks Caroline Kennedy would be a great choice.
NBC also weighs in and confirms she spoke with Patterson and says she’s interested.
As of right now, if I had to place a bet, I think she’s a lock for this seat.