President Barack Obama, left, shakes hands with Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., as he announces his nomination of Kerry as next secretary of state on Friday.
As widely expected, President Barack Obama has nominated John Kerry, Massachusetts' senior senator and the 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of State in Obama's second term.
Kerry's confirmation shouldn't be a problem. He is popular in the Senate and has already gone through the severe vetting process of an intense presidential race.Strong experience
And because of his detailed knowledge of many foreign policy issues, as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, not to mention his presidential aspirations and his Vietnam ...