The currently Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, will be stepping down from her position soon and President Obama has announced that he plans on nominating John Kerry to take her place. Senator John Kerry ran for election back in 2004 and lost to President Bush and if he is confirmed by the Senate, he will take a seat on the Obama Administration. The first person that was expected to be nominated, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, announced that she decided to withdraw her name from the consideration. Kerry already travels the world attempting to fix frayed relationships between the US and other countries, so Secretary of State won’t be a huge stretch from his current position. Read more below. Julie A.