Senator John Kerry deserves to be the next secretary of state because he is the best person for the job. The longtime Massachusetts senator who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has the necessary background and experience. He has also been a good and loyal soldier for President Obama. But the president reportedly prefers to nominate Susan Rice, the ambassador to the United Nations, for the position. In light of that preference, Kerry’s name has surfaced as a potential nominee for secretary of defense. But state is what Kerry should get.
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