Report: Obama Has Selected John Kerry For Secretary Of State
Michael Sneed of the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that President Obama has made his choice to replace Hillary Clinton at the State Department:
President Barack Obama has chosen Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts to be the next secretary of state, a source has told Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed.
This doesn’t really come as a surprise, of course. After Susan Rice withdrew her name from consideration, Kerry was really the only name on the short list for the position, and the fact that he has been widely praised by Republicans ranging from John McCain to Kelly Ayotte suggests quite strongly that his confirmation process will be relatively smooth.