You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

letters | john kerry’s new job

Obama errs by giving GOP another chance at Mass. Senate seat

THE NOMINATION of Senator John Kerry as secretary of state is a serious political blunder by President Obama (“Kerry tapped to lead State Department,” Page A1, Dec. 22). The political consequence is the loss of a Democratic senator and the probable election of a Republican, Scott Brown. In the current political climate, it is essential that we have Democratic majorities in both branches.

The appointment should go to Jon Huntsman, former ambassador to China, an intelligent and middle-of-the-road Republican. His appointment at this time of extreme opposition to Obama by the Tea Party and the Republicans could go a long way to soothe the troubled waters and it would show Obama’s willingness to be open politically if it were tempered by reason.

Continue reading below

At this crucial time in politics the appointment of Huntsman could be of untold advantage to Obama and the Democrats, and he would also be a highly competent representative of this country.

Milton Schwartz

Sandwich

Loading comments...
Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
or
Please enter a valid email
BostonGlobe.com will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com