Caroline Kennedy says ambassadorship would be 'wonderful honor'

On Monday, White House press secretary Jay Carney refused questions on Kennedy's potential nomination and her qualifications as an ambassador.

"I have no personnel announcements to make, and I have seen no reporting that sources supposed personnel decisions to anyone on the record from the White House to the administration," Carney said. "So I think I'll leave it at that."

Kennedy would be the latest in a long line of high-profile ambassadors to the nation. Former Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield (D-Mont.) and former Vice President Walter Mondale (D) have both served in the post, as did former Speaker Tom Foley (D-Wash.).

Kennedy was a major fundraiser for President Obama's 2012 reelection effort, and was among the first high-profile Democrats to endorse him during the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries. Last year, Kennedy stumped for Obama in New Hampshire, considered a pivotal swing state at the time.