Would Caroline Kennedy make a good ambassador to Japan?

Democrats have been trying to get JFK's daughter into politics for years.

Kennedy was reportedly the first choice candidate for the position.
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Caroline Kennedy, daughter of John F. Kennedy, is the frontrunner to become President Obama's next ambassador to Japan, Bloomberg is reporting. Kennedy, 55, was one of Obama's early big-name backers when he ran for president in 2008, and a co-chair of his reelection campaign in 2012. If the nomination goes through, she would replace another Obama campaign supporter, John Roos. Bloomberg's sources say that Kennedy's almost ready to start packing her bags: Obama has signed off on the decision, and only the standard vetting is left to be done.

The partnership with Obama certainly seems like a good fit, according to Amy Silverstein at GlobalPost. Kennedy "has not been shy about heaping praise on Obama." In January 2008, she gave him a huge boost in his fight for the Democratic nomination by endorsing him in a New York Times op-ed column. Before Obama, Kennedy wrote, "I have never had a president who inspired me the way people tell me that my father inspired them." No wonder she's Obama's top choice for the job.

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