UPDATE: Obama Nominates Sen. John Kerry for Secretary of State

The Massachusetts senator is the president's pick to replace Hillary Clinton as the country's top diplomat.


John Kerry is President Obama's pick to become the next Secretary of State, and replace Hillary Clinton as the nation's top diplomat.

Many expected Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to be the president's pick after U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice took her name out of the running last week. Rice had been under scrutiny by Republicans in Congress for statements she made in the aftermath of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

The scramble to replace Kerry is already on; a poll done for WBUR showed yesterday that Republican Scott Brown would lead if the special election to replace Kerry were held today.

Ryan Grannan-Doll (Editor) December 21, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Matt, your comment has been deleted because it contained name calling. Please review the Patch terms of service: http://waltham.patch.com/terms
matt December 21, 2012 at 06:16 PM
I wonder why my comment keeps getting deleted??? Oh I know why....liberals
Ryan Grannan-Doll (Editor) December 21, 2012 at 06:17 PM
No, it is because you use foul language.
matt December 21, 2012 at 06:18 PM
No I didn't Ryan
Ryan Grannan-Doll (Editor) December 21, 2012 at 06:23 PM
It is name calling. And a violation fo the Terms Of Service you have been warned about.
matt December 21, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Merry Christmas
matt December 21, 2012 at 08:15 PM
I wonder if John will throw his metals on the white house lawn again??
matt December 21, 2012 at 10:28 PM
Bronze star and purple heart....actually anothers soldiers metals...he wouldnt throw his own
Alice H December 21, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Learn to spell, matt. Your comments still won't be credible, but you won't look as ridiculous.
matt December 21, 2012 at 11:53 PM
Wow you liberals are Soooo hilarious. I wish I was on the same intellectual level as both of you. Have a very merry Christmas...ooops I probably just offended you
JohnnyMass December 22, 2012 at 04:51 AM
Let's see how much more face the USA can lose in the eyes of the world with this pompous fool as Secretary of State. What's first? An apology to North Korea for our citizen which they're holding on BS charges?
Annette C December 22, 2012 at 05:32 AM
I believe you mean medals. Unfortunately sometimes others get hung up on the grammatical nuances instead the actual message. Not that I agree or disagree with your point, I just have issues with Grammar/Spelling Nazi's. In a face to face debate the message normally doesn't get misconstrued, context and tone can have a huge impact. One of the many things a keyboard doesn't quite give you the advantage of when expressing your opinions.
Aron Levy December 29, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Are you really still going on about the 'apology tour' canard? Update your material, friend. It's gotten stale.
Pete N December 30, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Stale but true. How is that Hope, Change and now Forward working out for us?
Aron Levy December 30, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Stop stalking me. I'm reporting you to the moderators.
Pete N December 30, 2012 at 04:33 PM


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