Former Secretary of State John F. Kerry is keeping the door open to running for president in 2020, putting him on a potential collision course in a Democratic primary with fellow Bay Stater, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Kerry, who just landed a job as a professor at Yale, suggested in an interview with The New York Times that he’s at least open to considering a run for the White House in 2020.
But Kerry, who would turn 77 in 2020, might first have to knock out [Elizabeth] Warren, who is increasingly becoming the face of the Democratic opposition to President Trump. A Kerry-Warren matchup would be a Bay State political battle for the ages — but it wouldn’t be a close contest, said one political observer.
The prospect of two Massachusetts liberal pols fighting for the Democratic nomination would practically produce tears of joy for Republicans, said one GOP operative.
“This would be like the Super Bowl of cannibalization within the Democratic Party,” said strategist Ford O’Connell. “If somebody said the words ‘John Kerry’ to Donald Trump, he’d probably start laughing. ‘By all means, please, that would be very helpful.’ ”