Thursday, November 06, 2008

Speaking of reaching out

Apparently, John Kerry (D.MA) is campaigning actively for the Secretary of State's job. Wouldn't a better choice be Richard Lugar, former Republican Senator from Indiana? (If he has the energy, that is.) For one thing, Lugar would seem to be a better diplomat than Kerry. For another, Obama has talked about having Republicans in his cabinet, and Lugar has a reputation for being a moderate and pragmatic figure. Then, too, given the way our politics is focused now--i.e., on the economy and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan--the Secretary of State's job is one that would be a good fit for a member of the opposition.

1 comment:

Leanderthal, Lighthouse Keeper said...

I thought I read that Lugar said he's not interested.

I do agree that Kerry is not the best choice. Somehow I doubt if he would be taken seriously enough by both our friends and our enemies around the world. Just an intuition.

And he wants the job too badly.