Parece que el Senador John Kerry está opositando para ser Secretario de Estado en una hipotética Administración Obama. Con el prestigioso Richard Holbrook fuera de juego -de momento- por estar apoyando a Clinton, se cree que su temprano apoyo al candidato negro en esta sesión de primarias, convertiría a Kerry en acreedor de ese raro privilegio que pocas veces en la historia reciente ha estado al alcance de un miembro del Senado. Ed Muskie ha sido el único Senador que se convirtió en Secretario de Estado en la última mitad de siglo. John Kerry: Is he angling for secretary of state?
(...) Over the weekend, Kerry wrote a Washington Post op-ed column chastising President Bush and John McCain, the Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting, for criticizing Obama after he said that, as president, he would be willing to negotiate with U.S. opponents such as Iran.
In recent weeks, the Senate has also passed Kerry-sponsored resolutions seeking humanitarian aid for Burma and Robert Mugabe to step aside as president of Zimbabwe, while Kerry has filed legislation to remove South African President Nelson Mandela from U.S. terrorist watch lists.
The senator invited Blair to this island getaway last weekend so they could discuss the Middle East and climate change.
"John Kerry would love to end his career as secretary of state. It would be a capstone to a life that has always been devoted to public service, but in particular has been focused on foreign affairs," said Jeffrey Berry, a political science professor at Tufts University.
Kerry helped Obama burst on the national stage by selecting the then-Senate candidate to deliver the keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. And he endorsed Obama over rival Hillary Rodham Clinton even though she had just won the New Hampshire primary. (...)