Skip to comments.John Kerry acting as key Obama surrogate, fuelling secretary of state buzz
Posted on 05/08/2012 7:40:55 AM PDT by KeyLargo
John Kerry acting as key Obama surrogate, fuelling secretary of state buzz
By: Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press
WASHINGTON - John Kerry, the Democratic senator whose patrician ways helped seal his defeat to George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election, is emerging one of Barack Obama's top lieutenants in the U.S. president's battle for re-election.
Kerry's foreign policy gravitas makes him a natural to tout Obama's achievements on everything from ordering the successful hit on 9-11 mastermind Osama bin Laden a year ago to working to topple Libya's Moammar Gadhafi.
The long-serving Massachusetts lawmaker has been the chairman of the powerful Senate foreign relations committee for two years, replacing Joe Biden when he became Obama's vice-president.
But the buzz is building in his home state and beyond that there could be another reason for Kerry's starring role in Obama's re-election bid he's a top candidate for secretary of state in a second Obama term if Hillary Clinton indeed makes good on her stated intention to vacate the post.
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Let’s make John Kerry really disappointed and miserable! He’s still pissed he didn’t become president. So let’s throw out Obama, make Kerry one of the minority party in the senate and give him lots and lots of real conservatives to deal with! Maybe he’ll either retire of face a strong challenge in 2014.
"Shortly after taking office in 1985, Kerry and Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa went on a fact-finding trip to Nicaragua, where they met with Daniel Ortega (right) and other Sandinistas. The trip was criticized when the Sandinistas cemented ties with Moscow."
IF baraq gets a second term, there will be a purge of anyone who is not totally commited to the marxist cause.
Trumka will be secretary of labor.
Van Jones will be the VP.
and on and on.
He's got the magic hat; he's good to go.
Next ambassador to Cambodia?
I’ve seen him posturing for that spot for at least 18 months.
It isn’t gonna happen. There is no 0bama administration after 11/06.
Having a Viet Nam war protestor as Sec. of State would be another sign of the collapse of American values in this evil age.
You’re exactly right but he could do no worse than Hitlery has.
Reporting for Doody!
John Kerry, an American Vietcong:
Youre exactly right...
No he/she isn't. Kerry wasn't just a Vietnam War 'protester'. He isn't some naive liberal pacifist. He was/is a communist sympathizer. He wanted THEM to win the war.
Those people were not “anti-war”, they just thought we were fighting for the wrong side.
Youre exactly right
he can’t even see out of his left eye, must be why he always attacks the right!
“...foreign policy gravitas...” ?
I believe he was an admiral in the Cambodian Navy.
Wow! Had I known that, I’d have voted for him!
Don’t forget Barney Frank, Gerry Studds, Michael Dukakis, Ted Kennedy, and being one of two states that McGovern carried in ‘72. Hard to believe it’s the same state that gave us Franklin and Adams.