As many have speculated, it appears Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry will be Barack Obama’s nominee to replace Hillary Clinton as U.S. Secretary of State:
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: President Barack Obama has chosen Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts to be the next secretary of state, a source has told Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed.
His replacement as head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will be Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, the Sneed source said. . . . Read More
ABC News is reporting that President Obama is planning a major shakeup of his Cabinet as he prepares to begin his 2nd Term as President. He will have to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State and Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner. Jake Tapper reports that Susan Rice has the inside track for State, even though liberal commentator Kirsten Powers said yesterday such a move would show Obama’s “arrogance,” and could prove to be his “undoing.”
Here is video of First Lady Michelle Obama being asked by Barbara Walters if she ever thinks “one-term” is enough? Michelle responds that she believes her husband needs to “finish what he started,” and said he is exactly the kind of person we need as President:
“If I had to pick the man I’d want to be in politics – the kind of person that we seek out in this country – somebody who’s honest and sincere and smart as a whip – he would be the person I would pick, and that has always been why I followed him into these escapades because I would feel guilty to think that because of me somebody like him didn’t do what this country needed. And I still feel that way. And I’ll feel that way until the job is done.”
In other words, Michelle would not want to deprive us all of being blessed by Barack’s leadership – since he is “smart as a whip.” So, he’ll just have to run for a second term. How selfless of them!
Here is video of President Obama telling NBC News Anchor Brian Williams that his “next two years” as President will be a lot more about “implementation” and “management” rather than “constant legislation” that has characterized his first two years as President.
This may signal that Obama is resigning himself to the reality that he will not have the votes after the Midterm Elections to ram more legislation through Congress. Instead, he will focus on using the legislation he has already passed to “implement” ongoing aspects of his agenda.
He also told Williams he is not thinking about “a second term,” but is instead just thinking what he is going to do “next week.”