President Barack Obama’s anticipated choice of Caroline Kennedy to be the next U.S. ambassador to Japan would put a woman with an international political pedigree into a high-profile U.S. diplomatic post.
We can already see the next six months in American politics: Tit for tat. Blow for blow. You’re Richie Rich. You’re Jimmy Carter. This is what presidential elections have been about since 1800. The only difference is that we have YouTube instead of the Pony Express, so the noise is louder and more constant.
Iowa Republicans will get the first crack at selecting a presidential nominee tonight by casting votes in a caucus process that’s become best known for ending or fueling candidacies rather than predicting the nominee.