Caroline Kennedy lost her Ambassador post in Japan when Trump took office. He sent her packing and hasn’t even bothered to name a replacement.

But according to the New York Post, she’s not done with public service. Kennedy is planning to run for the U.S. senate in 2018.

Daniel R. Russel, an Assistant Secretary of the State Department, can’t say enough kind things about Kennedy’s diplomacy skills. He’s saying that she’s the real deal, no ifs, ands, or buts.

“She transformed herself from a celebrity into an influential public figure and statesman,” Russel said. “[She] became trusted, respected, liked and listened to.”

But that’s not all. Japan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fumio Kishida, says that Kennedy excelled when it came to high-stakes politics.

“I think most people don’t know about this, but Ambassador Kennedy was an exceptionally tough negotiator,” Kishida said. “When she gave me a firm negative response, I thought it was time for the Japanese side to come up with an alternative idea.”

“Caroline had a successful ambassadorial run in Japan and feels really very confident about putting her hat in the ring for a New York congressional or Senate seat, with even possibly bigger political objectives down the road,” an anonymous friend of Kennedy said. “The presidency is on her mind now, believe me.”

“Caroline is seen in some quarters as the next Hillary Clinton,” another anonymous friend commented. “She has the Kennedy name but no Clinton baggage.”

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  1. What beautiful memories you have shared with those of us who vividly remember your parents. When your father was assassinated, I was a young mother with a 2yr. old and a three-week-old baby girl, driving to a voice lesson in Dallas. When the announcement came on the radio, I was too upset to take a voice lesson, so I drove to my mother’s house instead. President Kennedy was the first president ever to get my vote, but I had read about your father in a Houston newspaper, a year or two before he ran, and was very impressed. I was always proud to say I voted for President Kennedy. Thank you for sharing your memories.

  2. I love Caroline but she better keep in mind that Hillary had no baggage either until the GOP manufactured it for her.

    • Shillary manufactured her baggage all on her own. From supporting expanding the prison state aimed at minorties and “predators” to her support for her husband repealing Glass Steagall to supporting every damn war for profit that’s come down the pike to lying over and over and over to her secret meetings and speeches with Goldman Sachs she refuses to divulge to protecting the banks from exposure and litigation for the economic meltdown they caused to supporting free trade to traveling with the Chevron CEO promoting “american-style fracking” around the world to standing by her sleazy husband for her own political gain to her attitude of entitlement to the bad decision in the Benghazi affair to lies about ducking sniper fire to flip-flopping on gay marriage, to her taking a stand against free trade ONLY after Bernie shamed her, to lies about holding Wall Street accountable while taking huge campaign contributions and huge speaking fees while never pushing for legal remedies, to supporting for-profit health care instead of universal health care while taking big donations for insurance and pharma lobbies to close ties to the criminal totalitarian Saudi regime to lobbying for NAFTA then lying about “being opposed from the beginning,” she’s a lying plutocrat-loving, sold-out corporate servant who went down due to her own self-inflicted wounds.

  3. Are you people crazy? This is a terrible idea. Complete waste. We have two of the best senators in New York, Schumer and Gillibrand.

    If Caroline Kennedy wants to make an impact, she needs to run for the Senate from a Red State, not the deepest of Blue.

  4. I like Schumer and Gillibrand, but when did it become a bad thing for any person no matter who they are to decide to serve their country or state just because there was already someone else serving? Is their some unwritten law that says “No One Can Choose To Run For Office When There Are Already Two Likeable Public Servants” ?

  5. At the time of his death, I was young and my parents were Republican. As I grew up and realized the importance of what the Democratic party does, I changed my affiliation. I have since learned so much about President Kennedy and found that he was a very strong leader and I admire him very much. I hope we will get another like him soon as our country is in dire circumstance right now. We presently have the worse leader that we have had in my 70 years and I feel if we don’t get someone competent to lead soon, my children and grandchildren will feel the effects for their life time and that is incomprehensible to me.

    • I also was republican at first, going in the same steps as my parents, but like you, I quickly turned to Democrat when I saw what a terrific president-in-waiting that Kennedy was. Listening to his speeches, and WOW were they powerful and energizing, and watching where he went and what he did, it was amazing to be alive during those times. He made you feel proud that you were an American, and to want to serve however you could to make the country better. The Peace Corps became my aim back then. The Peace Corps was there for those who wished to serve overseas, and the Job Corps was here for those who wished to stay home. When he faced down Khruschev, they knew he meant business, though it surely took it’s toll on him during this time, and lucky he was to have his brothers there to support him during his darkest hours. He stood for freedom for everyone in this country, not just white americans, but of all colors. He was a great man. AND it would be wonderful to see Caroline back in that same Oval Office as she occupied as a small child. That would be a remarkable turnaround of history, wouldn’t it? EVERYONE gets a chance to run for office, no matter who they might debunk. It would be so wonderful to see two great Kennedy kids in the senate together, Caroline and Joe III. Either one of these two would be capable of carrying us out of this horrible situation we are in right now. Both have feet imbedded in politics, almost in their DNA, since it was firmly taught to each Kennedy to be a servant of this country, and not an overzealous abuser of it. Thanks for this wonderful video, Caroline. Thanks for reminding us again of what a dynamic and loving man your dad was. We need these reminders of what was good about us instead of the terrible, awful news we hear every hour about how a president of the united states could actually commit treason with Russia, instead of fighting that way of life. Your dad was great, and I am sure you will be as great as he was!

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