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Friday, November 25, 2016

Five Reasons Why Mitt Romney Is A Horrible Choice For Secretary Of State

RedState  "There has been a massive level of rumormongering about the possibility that Mitt Romney would be appointed Secretary of State. The Trump transition team seems to be cooling to the idea:" . . .

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"Conway is receiving good input, albeit, in may cases for the wrong reasons. Mitt Romney would be a horrible choice for secretary of state. Not because he doesn’t have the talent or experience or character to succeed as America’s top diplomat but because he would be a terrible fit with the Trump administration.

"Romney and Trump are not close. Romney, in fact, is probably not close to anyone on Trump’s team. This is a critical fact. Increasingly, foreign policy is set by the National Security Council. State has input there but the actual decisions are made in the White House. The only influence a secretary of state has over foreign policy is if he has a close personal relationship with the president. The odds are that the chemistry between Trump and Romney would resemble that between Bush and Colin Powell and for a lot of the same reasons.
"Romney and Trump do not share a common worldview. I’m saying this with the realization that Trump’s view of the world is remarkably unformed for a 70-year-old man with extensive business dealings overseas, but Romney, to draw in broad strokes, is internationalist and free trade in orientation, Trump is nationalist and protectionist." . . .

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