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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:51 PM

With the media pushing Huntsman as next Sec of State and

suggesting the Mitt "empty suit" Romney be given a job, isn't everyone missing an obvious candidate?

Former Senate Richard Lugar? He and the President worked together on gathering up the Russian nukes. Wouldn't he be considered before Huntsman? Huntsman had his chance and left to rip the admin and campaign. I suspect his window is closed.

(I think John Kerry will be offered the job. We don't need more repubs around.)

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:55 PM

1. John Kerry needs to stay in the senate if he leaves we will be stuck with Scot Brown

We do not need any of our house our senate members to take a job in the white house.

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Response to awake (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:08 PM

5. I agree with you. It pains me because I believe Kerry really wants this position,

but his role in the Senate is more important right now than in the Administration. What would actually take place in MA if he is selected though? Do they just appoint someone to fill the remainder of his term? I just get the clangs thinking about another teabagger running for his open seat when his term expires.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:56 PM

2. Why nominate someone who has

 

helped obstruct Obama's first term?

There are enough Democrats to appoint to cabinet positions. I'd look for an independent before I'd look for a Republican. There are more Independents in a lot of places.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:57 PM

3. Too old for such a physically exhausting post (nt)

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:59 PM

4. Lugar and Huntsman are both backstabbers. No.

Edit to add: Pretty sure Obama will go with Kerry or Rice.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:09 PM

6. Agree. Let the GOP give Huntsman a job if they want to.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:12 PM

7. I've never been impressed with Rice.

What happened to the reports that Hillary was mulling continuing? I don't want to get nailed here for suggesting this, but isn't it a tad unrealistic to be thinking about another Dem in four years? Historically, it's a long shot. And consider that Hillary will be approaching 70 by that time, I just don't see her making another bid for the WH. I won't be surprised that she stays put.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:21 PM

8. What about the Big Dog himself?

I understand there are lots of reasons not to consider President Clinton to replace his wife (out of respect for her, his health, would a former President agree to serve as SOS, among other issues), but President Clinton is respected as much as any American around the world, he has as much or more experience in dealing with foreign affairs as any American I can think of, he's an extraordinary ambassador for what's right about this country, and it might give him a chance to close the deal between Israel and the Palestinians he almost completed at the end of his Presidency. And it would be a way to repay him (assuming President Clinton would regard the offer as something he'd want to do) for the help he gave to President's Obama's reelection. I know it's a long shot, but I am a little surprised his name hasn't at least been mentioned.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:47 PM

9. obama could get out more and meet some democrats who are qualified nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:53 PM

10. I'm sure Obama has it covered without having to go out anywhere.

My comments are on pointless media speculation.

Example: Why would the media push Huntsman when x or x would be better choices?

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:30 PM

11. Big money gopers always have suggestions for DEMs. Looks

like they came of the election with enough surplus money to float that idea.

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