I doubt you’ll be saying that when McCain rubber-stamps John Kerry.
all things considered, Kerry is perferable to Rice.
This was a mark against Obama. Remember how he puffed out his chest at that press conference and told McCain and Graham to come after him, how much of a tough guy he acted like?
2 weeks later he folded his cards and walked away.
Rice didn’t withdraw just because she felt like it. Either Obama decided not nominate her or didn’t feel like fighting for her confirmation. Whenever anyone comes close to threatening Obama or his position, he tosses them overboard.
In the end, he caved.
The GOP should take a lesson from this for the fiscal cliff. In the end, Obama will cave if they press him hard enough.