Skip to comments.John Kerry to Retire in 2016
Posted on 02/06/2014 8:35:43 AM PST by pabianice
JAKE TAPPER, HOST: Thank you so much for agreeing to do this.
JOHN KERRY, SECRETARY OF STATE: Good to be with you.
TAPPER: So you've been secretary of State for a year.
What's been the most surprising thing about the job?
KERRY: I - I think just the sheer intensity of the number of issues coming at us all at one time on a global basis. A lot of transformation, a lot of challenge in the world, a lot of upheaval. And all of it affects our interests, you know...
... TAPPER: There's a lot of talk about two of your colleagues, your predecessor, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Vice President Joe Biden, possibly running for president in 2016.
TAPPER: Is that something you would ever consider doing again?
KERRY: One of - one of the joys of this job is I'm out of politics.
KERRY: I'm out of politics. I have no plans whatsoever. This is my last stop. I'm going to serve the country in the extraordinarily privileged position the president has given me, the great challenges that I have and move on. And I don't have to comment and won't comment on anybody contemplating a run for office anywhere...
TAPPER: So let's start with one of them...
TAPPER: The director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, said that Bashar al-Assad in Syria has been strengthened since the chemical weapons deal. The United Nations says that Assad's regime is torturing children. He seems to be - Assad seems to be slow-walking the chemical weapons process and those are only the weapons that he's acknowledged he has, not other ones that he might be stockpiling, according to other reports.
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Don’t believe it! He’ll be regurgitated from the dead once again.
He must miss the parties.
About 40 years too late if you ask me.
I’m kind of hoping that Kerry does decide to make another run at the White House in 2016. It will be fun to watch as he and Hillary trash each other’s record as Secretary of State during the primary debates. He may not win the nomination, but he could inflict some damage on Hillary along the way.
John Kerry will live large on the late GOP Senator John Heinz Fortune.
Seems a lot of the Dems are saying they are getting out of Dodge while the getting is good. What do they know that we don’t?
What's been the most surprising thing about the job?
KERRY: I - I think just the sheer intensity of the number of issues coming at us all at one time on a global basis.
Gee, I thought world peace was a singular issue and all the traitor had to do was appease them all.
is there a fund we can contribute to for a nice Early retirement for the gentleman (and his boss)?
The Dems would rather quit than fight, with the Chicago punk.
He’ll perform stud services for rich republican widows. Giddy up horse face.
Up river in Cambodia...
Maybe even sneak in to Cambodia (again) for some reminiscin’. You know when he was “really” attacked with people shooting real bullets. Not like the lame Isralies verbally assaulting him. What a friggin’ idiot. Why wait john f’n kohn-kerry-heinz. Go now. No, really. Go now.
My exact words. And, with ObamaCare, you no longer have to worry about working, so do it now, Jean.
he’s running for president. making him SoS was the obamites’ final screwing for hillary. what BHO created in JK is the only person that could have a better resume than hillary by the time 2016 rolls around. he will have been SoS as long, a senator longer, and he “narrowly” lost the presidency in 2004.
the clintons and obamas have hated each other since the 2008 primaries. this is a “goodby f_ck”.
My thoughts exactly.
In light of Kerry’s meddling in the name of Middle East Peace, I would suggest him not boasting about tomorrow
13 Now listen, you who say, Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money. 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.
“He did the mash, the monster mash...”
Never trust a liar. How many times has Hilary said she has no intention of running for president? A lot. Words mean nothing to these people.
Trouble is, Kerry still has time to do major damage to the U.S. once again. He may be planning to “retire” but is he also planning to run for President then?
Probably to become the most annoying talking head since man rose from all fours.
Jimmy Carter hasn’t been president for over 30 years but he still mucks around with foreign policy.
LOL...nice pic. If Kerry retires in 2016, all I have to say is “goodbye dammit”.
Don’t mean to get off track on this thread but what the heck kind of tie is that??? Looks like hieroglyphics - - is he sending a message? I sometimes admire men’s ties (not a fashion expert on them), but I don’t recall ever seeing one like this before. Full disclosure - - I’m not a guy but have bought plenty of them over the years for gifts.
May a bolt of lightening seal his vow.
Let’s go back and see what you did to the remaining GI’s
in Viet Nam who were still there and had to get out, you clown. Some men died because of you and Jane Fonda. Somehow, I don’t think you care.
If it did, is he up for another Purple Heart?