Susan Rice, it turns out, is exactly the expression the Current Regime wants to put on its face. Distinctly inferior to The Won, and a reliable talking head to send out to the various news outlets.
Besides, after a few moments of dismay, she almost surely has Lindsey Graham’s vote for confirmation.
Qualification for the position is not even a consideration with the White Hut of Bronco Bama. Susan Rice has the full faith and support of Valerie Jarrett.
What I think is happening here is, Obama plans to withdraw the nomination of Ambassador Rice “relunctantly”, because of the Republican ruckus, and will replace her with someone whose qualifications remain indisputably above reproach: The Traitor, John Kerry. Classic bait-’n-switch.