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Secretary of State Kerry?

Who might be Secretary of State in a potential Barack Obama administration? Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk, making his debut as a surrogate for Obama last Thursday night in Richmond, said he’d bet on Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.). In response to a question from the audience, Indyk admitted he wasn’t in Obama’s “inner circle” and thus didn’t have any inside information – but “if you really pushed me,” he said the Washington rumor mill led him to think it would be the 2004 Democratic nominee. Indyk’s entire speech, which concludes with a song from Mandy Patinkin, can be heard here. The secretary of state discussion happens about one hour and 14 minutes into the tape.