Michelle Young – Apr 9, 2014
“Else, presidents are known to tap heavy-hitters for such postings with the ability to pick up the phone and call the White House,” said a former administration official.
They are often plucked from among the presidents’ top fund-raisers or political heavyweights, such as Democratic senator Max Baucus, who has succeeded Locke in China.
Experts say they would like to see a nominee whose selection signals the White House’s readiness to take back control of the relationship. Then wait for the new government in Delhi to make the next move.