President Obama has formally announced his nomination of Senator John Kerry for Secretary of State.
(Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Friday announced the nomination of U.S. Senator John Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, calling him the “perfect choice” to guide American diplomacy in the years ahead. [...]
“As we turn the page on a decade of war, he understands that we have to harness all elements of American power,” Obama said at the White House.
I believe Kerry will be an excellent representative and will come into the job with the necessary knowledge and clout.
And to those who are worried that this may lead to a resurgence for former Senator Scott Brown, I say get over it and fight him. Scott Brown proved during the 2012 campaign that he’s a poor campaigner, and his legislative history shows that he’s an opportunistic empty suit.
Furthermore, I believe making the right choice for Secretary of State is far more important than one senate seat. If one seat meant the difference between having a super majority or not, I may not feel the same way, but it currently does not.