Monday, August 8, 2016

Will Hillary Clinton Keep U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry In His Job?

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) and current U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) laugh together during a ceremony before breaking ground for the U.S. Diplomacy Center at the State Department in Washington September 3, 2014. REUTERS/JONATHAN ERNST

Michael Crowley, Politico: Would Hillary keep John Kerry on?

Fans say he would be a great asset, but Clinton has her own friends and allies in line for Foggy Bottom.

Time is running out for John Kerry.

With less than six months until a new president takes office, the U.S. secretary of state is working furiously to reach a political settlement in Syria, hold together the international coalition fighting the Islamic State, and tame a Russian bear prowling in Syria and Ukraine.

Friends and allies say the energetic 72-year-old shows no sign of letting up, and he has made no evident plans for a post-government life after a three-decade political career that brought him to the brink of the presidency itself in 2004. Some Kerry admirers even hope that Hillary Clinton, if elected in November, might find a place for the indefatigable diplomat in her State Department.

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WNU Editor: They never really had a close relationship. I expect him to be replaced with one of her friends.


TWN said...

What nightmare that Corrupt Hag will sell the all posts, Monsanto will get Agriculture, a Rayatheon or BAE will get defense,Google will get the CIA, etc.

B.Poster said...

Before she can select a Secretary of State she must first become POTUS. This is far from a sure thing. In fact, I'd be more interested to see who President Trump would select for these position as he's the one most likely to win the election and be the next POTUS.

Some polls show him behind by 10 to 12 points, others are showing much closer, and naturally the media is highlighting the ones that convey the message they want. In other words, they are "cherry picking" the data. Any successful salesperson, understands what a disaster such things are when trying to arrive at conclusions regarding a potential market.

When I had initially predicted Trump would win, I had assumed the candidate would get his mouth under control and the Republican party and it's leaders would unite behind him. So far this has not happened, however, the prediction remains unchanged. To be this close is a major miracle given what has transpired of late. There's still ample time for Mr. Trump and the Republicans to get back on point.

Once it becomes more apparent what a loose cannon, intellectual featherweight, and corrupt individual Mrs. Clinton really is, it will become apparent to a majority of Americans that we simply cannot take the chance on her as POTUS. As such, except for intellectual curiosity I really see no reason to spend time worrying about who she is going to choose as Secretary of State as she is not going to be POTUS.

It seems a number of key folks are woefully unprepared for the inevitable Trump presidency. It will be interesting to watch such people fumbling about trying to explain what has just happened while scrambling to adjust. I take no pleasure in it though as it is never fun to watch people look stupid who failed to properly prepare for something. I've been there!!