Re: Kerry and Rice?
posted at 11/14/2012 9:14 AM EST
In response to massmoderateJoe's comment:
In response to DamainAllen's comment:
John Kerry served the country with distinction and valor as member of the military and has been a valued and respected Senator for Massachusetts. I really had not thought of him as SECDEF material since State seemed to be his desire, but I am sure he ups the ante regarding other potential candidates and the bar they would need to clear to be on par with him.
Rice will not be confirmed for State, unfortunately she is one of the scapegoats for the Banghazi fiasco. It would make more sense for Kerry to go to State as his confirmation would be a lock, if he is going to join the admin. I am sure Scott Brown is calling him to offer encouragement to take the job.
Kerry will take any Cabinet postion in order to call it a day, he really has not been very engaged since his defeat in 2004. Kerry certainly has not followed Teddy's path to be a great senior senator.
One has to wonder why the Obama Administration would still be letting Rice's name to be in play when it just sets up more Benghazi debate.
I'm sure Brown is fully supporting Kerry's transition to cabinet.
Globe is already targetting Markey (why, too old and Sr in House to jump ship now, he would be junior Senator to Warren?), Capuano (bloody them up Mike would be fun to watch), Lynch (now we know he wants it).
Of the three against Brown the only real competiton woud be Lynch.
Kerry would be better at State as foreign affairs has been his most recent focus. That also takes the Benghazi issue out of the confirmation hearing process. Any number of people can take Defense, even a moderate Republican (if any still exist).