Rumors are swirling that John Kerry is not long for the Senate. We know he could end up as Sec. of State. And now we’re hearing that he might get Sec. of Defense. Apparently Reid hates the idea, because he doesn’t want to fight Scott Brown again. And the administration’s got some thinking to do, since next-in-line on Foreign Relations is Bob Menendez of NJ, who’s a lot more “hawkish” (ie. a grandstanding nuisance) on issues like Iran, for instance.
Ernie brings up the option of Deval self-appointing. He would be the obvious next-in-line, but I just don’t think he’ll do that. Aside from him … who are the luminaries that could run against and beat Scott Brown — again? You would want someone who’s well-known, that can engender loyalty and energy from the Dem base, and who is able to run strongly against Brown down the middle as well. And whose name doesn’t rhyme with Siddhartha Stokely.
Who is that? Is there another outsider lib to save our bacon a la Deval and Liz?