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John Kerry: America's Top Diplomat

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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    John Kerry was confirmed by the Senate to be America's 68th Secretary of State. He will be assuming his duties on February 1st. I truly believe that Mr. Kerry is a perfect fit for this job and will be a a powerful voice in President Obama's administration. With his extensive experience in foreign relations and understanding of national and world affairs, he will definitely be ready on day one to take over this extremely difficult job. The fact that he has also built relationships with many of the individuals that he will be working with on the world stage because of his previous role as the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee should not be over looked. Thoughts on Mr. Kerry and how he will operate as Secretary of State?
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    Meridian, MS
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    I certainly agree with your words of praise about Kerry. He has shown remarkable talents (speaker and conveyor of ideas), skills (tact and capability, especially shown in Viet Nam), and even a sense of remorse (cordial in loosing campaign issues) during his years. I didn't catch the names of those Senators who voted against him though, does anyone know?
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    The top diplomat is and has been for quite a while now Jimmy Carter. Seems the world could use more peanut farmers.
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    michaels39301 Wrote: I certainly agree with your words of praise about Kerry. He has shown remarkable talents (speaker and conveyor of ideas), skills (tact and capability, especially shown in Viet Nam), and even a sense of remorse (cordial in loosing campaign issues) during his years. I didn't catch the names of those Senators who voted against him though, does anyone know?
    Senators Cornyn, Cruz, and Inhofe voted no. I'm not surprised by Cruz and Inhofe's votes, but I am somewhat surprised by Cornyn's. I have a feeling that Senator Cruz will be quite an interesting person to watch as the 113th Congress takes shape.