Is this a good idea? Depends on who you are.
Barack Obama? Takes her out of the running for his office, but more importantly, quiets a potential voice of dissension within his party.
Harry Reid? Jumping with joy that he doesn’t have to cede any power to her.
American people? Not sure. I think her existing relationships would help her in this position, which in turn helps Obama establish his agenda quicker. I think.
Trivia question. How many Secretaries of State have gone on to serve as President?