John Kerry would definitely do well in the position of secretary of state. Kerry has a lot of experience and I believe that he would excel at the job. He has all of the qualifications and is a better candidate than most of the other possible names I have heard thus far.
John Kerry is a longtime, experienced, level headed politician and would make a great secretary of state. He has been a senator for a long time and has had experience in foreign affairs. He also seems like a fair and patient man which will serve him well in negotiations. His appeal crosses over into Republicans so he will be easily approved which is a bonus as Congress can not afford any more conflicts.
Kerry has a resume of foreign policy experienced rivaled by few. Clinton will be missed but Kerry should still do a good job and represent us well as a nation. The fact that nobody on either side had a word of objection to say about his nomination is enough to display what those that know him best think of him.
His Vietnam service is tainted not only by its excessively short time frame but by his public anti-war stance as well. War is a powerful tool in foreign policy debate so sending a proven coward who is willing to sell out his country just sends a message that the United States may have the most powerful military in the world but they have lost the will to use it.