For Sen. John Kerry, life seems like audition for secretary of state
December 13th, 2012
07:43 PM ET
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For Sen. John Kerry, life seems like audition for secretary of state

(CNN) - Now that embattled U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice has withdrawn her name from secretary of state consideration, attention is turning toward Sen. John Kerry, D-Massachusetts, the other top candidate to replace outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Republicans opposed to a Rice nomination have bandied about Kerry's name for weeks, and Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told CNN that Kerry would be a "popular choice with the Senate."


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  1. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I think that there needs to be another choice. Kerry might get approved in the Senate with ease, but the risk of losing a seat in the Senate is too much for the Democrats to risk.

    December 13, 2012 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  2. John Oboho

    We all know why gop went after the UN ambassador,thier strategy is to promote Kerry for sec. Of state so they could take a shot at his resultant vacant senate seat.Let them wait for Obama's master move,its going to be a 'checkmate'.

    December 13, 2012 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  3. Jerry

    This opportunistic moron burned a lot of bridges with the Republicans. I sure hope they remember that at his confirmation hearings. He doesn't know what partisanship is or means. He's almost as worst as the Bully-in-Chief!

    December 14, 2012 04:18 am at 4:18 am |