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  •  My guess - John Kerry will be the next SoS... (0+ / 0-)

    ...if Obama wins reelection.

    Then maybe Deval Patrick will run for his seat, setting the stage for him nationally to compete for the presidency in 2016 or later. Don't know if he will win the nomination, but it would be nice for Patrick to be in the senate.

    "If these Republicans can't stand up to Rush, how can they stand up to the Iranians?" - Redmond Barry

    by xsonogall on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 05:02:17 PM PDT

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    •  Yes, a Senator Deval Patrick sounds nice (1+ / 0-)
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      I never thought of that.

    •  Kerry (0+ / 0-)

      is a good senator and should stay in to run foreign relations committee. He is certainly qualified to be SoS, but we need a stylistically different type to be the face of the US on the international stage. More of a schmoozer/also 3-D chess player type.

      What about good old Richardson? Still credible?

      Deval Patrick certainly needs to move up. Where and when exactly may depend on outcome of Warren/Brown battle.

      "What everyone wants is a job and some hope."--RFK

      by For Dean in Dixie on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 06:20:22 PM PDT

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      •  From what I remember, Richardson was... (0+ / 0-)

        ...exonerated from the charges that kept him from being commerce secretary.  Of course the GOP still won't make it that easy if he were nominated, but making him SoS would have the advantage of not having Kerry leave the senate (hence the Dems having to sweat out another off-cycle election that landed us the Coakley debacle), as well as Obama making history as having nominated the first Hispanic SoS. (At least I'm assuming he'd be the first. Not sure this is accurate.)

        Haven't seen Richardson in a while though.

        "If these Republicans can't stand up to Rush, how can they stand up to the Iranians?" - Redmond Barry

        by xsonogall on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 08:23:23 PM PDT

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