by Bradley Matthews
Who should be Trump’s Secretary of State? Vote in our CBC reader poll below!
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Newt is a STRONG Conservative, and would be an excellent Secretary of State. He has been a DJT supporter 100%. Romney can’t be trusted, bad mouthed DJT the entire campaign. Romney is weak, that is why he failed as a presidential candidate 2 times.
November 19, 2016,1:30 pm
New’t Gingrich , is a stand up American and can think while standing on feet and speak out loud , loud and clear !!!
Romney too intellectually politically correct !!!
I just don’t believe in Romney , especially with Ryan as the speaker of the house !!!
However it comes down toooo who the president elect Donald Trump / Mike Pence wants !!!
November 18, 2016,4:52 pm
Newt Gingrich is the smartest guy around other than President-elect Trump and Gov. Vice President elect Mike Pence
November 17, 2016,6:06 pm
Andy McCarthy for Attorney General. As far as John Kasich, he let the bridges burn too long. He is also very tepid when it comes to respect for law enforcement. If you don’t believe it, ask Sheriff David Clarke!
November 17, 2016,4:36 pm
My choice, other than Newt, would be an elder statesman that not only has been a fan of Mr. Trump from the beginning and shares a large part of the President-Elect’s foreign policy. Patrick J. Buchanan (by the way, he is the one who coined the “Silent Majority” description).
November 17, 2016,4:26 pm
Newt Gingrich would be the best, he knows more about DC than all others combined!
November 17, 2016,4:21 pm
Not only is Newt qualified, he’s so darn cute!!!!! Love your smile Mr. Gingrich and love your honest talking!!!!! That’s what we need!
November 17, 2016,12:43 pm
You’d be smart to appoint Ohio Governor John Kasich to a significant position in the Trump administration. Budget Director? CIA Director? FBI Director? Think UNITY! You will value Kasich’s brains, experience, skills, and honesty. You can win him over, and he will be a strong and dependable player on the team. This would really increase your credibility and stature (like making Cruz AG) by further uniting, strengthening, and redesigning the GOP.
November 16, 2016,10:05 pm
I really don’t like the rumor that you are considering that redneck Arizona sheriff for Homeland Security.
November 16, 2016,9:50 pm
Please! Please! PLEASE!!! Do NOT put that idiot woman, the ex-Gov of Alaska, in the Cabinet! The good news is that I’ve forgotten her name. You should too, President Elect Trump. She is a very weak link, with very little intellect, and should not be encouraged in Republican circles.
November 16, 2016,9:47 pm
New’t Gingrich brilliant on his feet great orator and very great American patriot !!!
I totally embrace him as a great Secretary of State , not like the current administrations dopey dupes and crooks !!!
November 16, 2016,9:40 pm
Rudy for Secretary of State is a great choice!
November 16, 2016,9:40 pm
Ginghch is best for he has had experience in the White House and would be a GREAT help to Trump.
November 16, 2016,7:13 pm
JOHN BOLTON WOULD BE THE BEST CHOICE!
November 16, 2016,6:05 pm
Rudy as Attorney General. Newt as Secretary of State. Bolton to UN. Carson as Sur. Gen. Clark Homeland Sec.
November 15, 2016,10:25 am
Newt is a seasoned and fair man. He speaks his mind without fear of repercussion and that is what is needed here. The other two are fine as well, but Newt is my pick and a total supporter of this president-elect.
November 15, 2016,9:00 am
John Bolton is my pick. He is extremely knowledgable in world affairs and was ambassador to the UN for a while under Bush 43
November 15, 2016,8:00 am
NEWT NEWT NEWT AND MORE NEWT, BOLTON AND CORKER ARE GREAT ALSO. NEWT WILL TAKE DOWN LIBERALS AND RINOS LIKE HE DID MEGYN KELLY.
November 15, 2016,4:00 am
I like John Bolton as Ambassador to UN! He can handle them best! Let Gingrich or Buchanan be SOS. But I really think Trump will know who is best…not Christie though for my choice.
November 15, 2016,12:55 am
Trey Gowdy should be attorney general….John Bolton Sec of Homeland Sec He would be the best since his wife had been killed in 9/11 in one of the planes, plus as an ambassador he is diplomatic.Carson as Surgeon General, Guiliani as ambassador to the United Nations. Sec of Defense one of the Obama fired generals( and bring the others back . We need to get back all of the fired military that Obama got rid of…As a special prosecutor he should bring back Ken Starr (Wouldn’t that be like putting a hot poker up the Clinton’s ass) He left Tx A&M recently. Sec of health & human services should be Carson if he doesn’t want Surgeon General. Ted Poe should be considered for Supreme Court, He spent a lot of time on the bench in Texas and had a great reputation. Palin should be sec of energy with her background in oil and gas, Dan Patrick press secretary
November 15, 2016,12:48 am
John Bolton is not connected to any greater group that can influence or control him. John, John, he’s our man. If he can’t do it, Tom Cotton can, or John Cornyn can
November 14, 2016,8:44 pm
Newt is okay, Condi Rice or Pat Buchanan would be very good. However, I don’t think that anyone on the Trump transition team is brilliant enough to suggest the best person for Secretary of State:
Ohio Governor John Kasich !
November 14, 2016,8:28 pm
Ladies and Gents:
Speaker Gingrich, if he wants the job, is a historian par none and has te faculties to deliver Trump’s message. He’s also more of an outsider choice than Bolton, whom I admire and would not despair if he took the job.
November 14, 2016,8:26 pm
None of these. Conde Rice for Security of State, Trey Gail for Attorney General, Ben Carson, Surgeon General.
November 14, 2016,8:08 pm
I compliment those whorealize that Pat Buchannan is a brilliant choice.
November 14, 2016,8:00 pm
WE need John Bolton back as Ambassador to the United Nations.
November 14, 2016,7:47 pm
Actually NONE OF THE ABOVE
November 14, 2016,7:14 pm
None of the above!
November 14, 2016,7:13 pm
I vote for Newt as Sec of State…He will bring honesty and integrity back to the office….after Hillary desecrated it…as low as it could be done for her own personal gain..
November 14, 2016,6:06 pm
November 14, 2016,5:52 pm
The very best American for the Office of Secretary of State would be Patrick J. Buchanan!!!
November 14, 2016,5:45 pm
Absolutely Newt and none other. Trey as AG. Carson as Surgeon General. Guilani as Homeland Security. Allen West somewhere in a top cabinet position, But Hillary needs to be prosecuted and not allowed to get away with all the crimes she has done. Obama as well.
November 14, 2016,5:43 pm
I think he would do the Best Job..
November 14, 2016,5:33 pm
Corker should not be; he’s the idiot who dreamed up the workaround to circumvent the Constitution’s requirement that the Senate advise and consent to the Iran treaty.
Gingrich seems stronger on domestic issues while Bolton is preeminent in foreign affairs.
November 14, 2016,5:31 pm
It’s really a toss up between Bolton & Gingrich, however i would prefer Gingrich to be Trumps top adviser.
November 14, 2016,5:27 pm
I have seen Mr Gingrich through the years. I agree with Jenn He probably knows more about the government and foreign affairs in this day and time than just about anyone else.
November 14, 2016,5:10 pm
Where’s the poll to vote for Secretary of State?
All I saw was a poll to vote Attorney General.
WHAT’S GOING ON HERE?
November 14, 2016,4:57 pm
I believe Newt is the brightest to do this job. He’s incredible and knows more than anyone else about govt.
November 14, 2016,4:55 pm
I agree with R. J. about Pat Buchanan being Sec.of State. He is a great American historian as well as knowing the history of the world in detail. He has the courage and stamina to tell people to kiss off if need be.
November 14, 2016,4:55 pm
I think there is a different more domestically sqewed job for Bewt!s hugevtslebts, elements Zion Bokyon does not have, since his knowledge base is more international politics! It’s called spare the TALENT , distribute well! Not many left who are old enough, but murbuoo okd, yet have the long view of winning versus losing decisions! Very importsnt! Just ask Oat Buchannan! Nancy, an educated Boomer. One day DJT’S senior!
November 14, 2016,4:38 pm
JOHN BOLTON! There simply is no one else who would be a better choice for Trump’s Secretary of State!
November 14, 2016,4:33 pm
Where the heck is the poll on Secretary of STATE? The one above is on the Attorney General’s job!
November 14, 2016,4:30 pm
John Bolton, for sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
November 14, 2016,4:28 pm
Gotta be John Bolton. He will stand up to the UN.
November 14, 2016,4:17 pm
I believe Newt is more qualified for this position than any one else with his experience in government he knows what is best for America in these troubled days we need good sound leadership and with Trump and Pence along with Newt we will sure have it.
November 14, 2016,4:14 pm
Honestly, Ivanka needs to take that job !!!!!!
November 14, 2016,4:08 pm
Lt. Gen. Flynn. He’s a true patriot with vast knowledge of the goings on in the world and he has impeccable character.
November 14, 2016,4:06 pm
I’m sure Trump will make the right choice!
November 14, 2016,4:03 pm
John Bolton would be terrific ass Secretary of State, because he’d drive the professional diplomats (especially the UN crowd) stark, raving MAD!
November 14, 2016,4:00 pm
Trump’s Secretary of State:
No brainer –> BOLTON
November 13, 2016,7:07 am
Let’s not forget Milwaukee Sheriff David Clark. This law enforcement officer should be considered for an appointment somewhere.
November 12, 2016,11:55 pm
As long as we are “Draining the Swamp,” Trump should look to some of his external business associates and contacts to populate other key appointments such as Department of Treasury and gut the FBI’s management infrastructure and start over. Comey would be a goner! Let’s not forget the IRS. That should also be a high priority.
November 12, 2016,11:52 pm
John Bolton would be an Excellent choice for Secretary of State. General McFarland would be the pick for Secretary of Defense.
November 12, 2016,11:47 pm
What about Trey Gowdy? He gets my vote.
November 12, 2016,6:20 pm
I agree the general that has been on his side the entire time.
November 12, 2016,6:14 pm
One of those generals or admirals Trump is always talking about.
November 12, 2016,5:52 pm
John Bolton or K.T. McFarland
November 12, 2016,3:52 pm
I like John Bolton for State. He’d go thru foggy bottom like pork thru a goose!
November 12, 2016,2:37 pm
Trey Gowdy would be my first choice, Rudy my second choice.
November 12, 2016,2:15 pm
Patrick J Buchanan should be Trumps choice for Secretary of State. He is best prepared to implement Trumps Non-interventionist foreign policy. Pat is a brilliant historian and a great American. Pat is better prepared than anyone for this assignment to set the course of our Nation living in Peace..
November 12, 2016,1:27 pm
“I think when conservatives realize all that you embrace when you embrace protectionism, enormous executive discretion, government planning… when they realize the slippery slope they’re on, away from bedrock conservative principles, I think things will change.” — George Will
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