Obama has appointed Hillary Secretary of State.
Had he said so during the campaign, I'd have voted for him, since as you may remember my main reluctance about him had to do with his aura of not recognizing how nasty the world really is. Clinton doesn't have that handicap.
The funny thing about all this is that in most democratic countries, this whole issue would have been moot. When you've got a parliamentary democracy (most democratic countries do), there's no winner-takes-all scenario, which means that the top person must live with all the other almost-top persons in some sort of a coalition. This means that the voters largely know, when they vote, not only who the top person will be, but more or less how the top team, i.e. the entire cabinet, will look. True, the political pundits always spin thing so they look dramatic, but that's what pundits do for a living, so what do you expect.
As proof of this thesis, remind me, say, on February 1st 2009 and ten days before our elections, to tell you who'll be in which position by the end of March, after the mandatory 45 days of political haggling are over. I may not be able to predict with full accuracy each position of each minister, but I don't see why I shouldn't be able to give you the names of most of the ministers, with a reasonable guess of who will be in which job or which of two.