Kornacki: John Kerry, The Eternal Underdog
MSNBC: John Kerry will leave the Senateâ€”his home for 28 yearsâ€”if he is officially confirmed as the new Secretary of State. Kerry ran for president in 2004 and came close to winning. Al Gore almost chose him for the VP slot in 2000. And heâ€™s become one of the Democratic Partyâ€™s leading voices on foreign affairs. Heâ€™s earned a place in historyâ€”which makes it so easy to forget how close he came to being nothing more than a has-been.