by Bradley Matthews
Should Mitt Romney be Trump’s Secretary of State? Vote in our CBC reader poll!
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Trump needs to pick someone he can trust; Romney isn’t trustworthy and he has proven it over and over for the last 18 months by badmouthing Trump because he is a jealous two time loser. Bolton or Rudy would be good
December 6, 2016,3:45 am
Romney is part of the system that can’t be trusted! His experience does not qualify him,he’s just another gator (big mouth)in the Swamp!I Say
December 5, 2016,8:54 pm
Mitt might have judged Trump from a moral perspective, but a lot of it was from what Mitt went through in 2012. He is a great man that deserved better and he still deserves better. He deserved the support of the 25,000,000 Christians who refused to vote in 2012. Is is not an establishment leader . . . if he were, the media would have been more behind him. He was “biting the bullet” hoping to get into a position to help this country, but the very people who should have been behind him were not. Yet Trump with his not so squeaky clean life attracted them like a charm. Course they have just dealt with four additional years of Obama that was their fault.
December 5, 2016,6:39 pm
Romney should not be the Secretary of State as he was very rude in his criticism of Donald Trump. He could have expressed his feelings in a much better way. I don’t think he can be trusted to be thoughtful in expressing the way he feels when things don’t go with his way of thinking. Mr. Trump was not deserving of all the criticism that Romney said on TV. He kept saying these things which were hurtful over and over again, day after day. I know there are others more deserving of being Secretary of State.
November 29, 2016,8:38 pm
Absolutely not! Romney is exactly the kind of politician that need to be put out to pasture. He is not good for the USA!
November 28, 2016,4:53 pm
NO NO NO…COMPLETE IDIOCY
November 22, 2016,8:18 pm
November 22, 2016,6:22 pm
Romney should be appointed Secretary of State if President-elect Trump appoints him to, and Romney accepts, the post. It’s within the disgression of the President-elect to appoint whomever he cares to appoint to serve in his cabinet.
November 22, 2016,6:13 pm
I would be shocked if Donald gave him the post. My guess is he wanted to pick Romney’s brain to really find out what makes Paul Ryan tick.Considering Mitt took the faker with him i2. Thank him and send him back to Utah so he can continue learning what tough is about from his Wife Anne
November 22, 2016,12:37 pm
I think that Mitt Romney acted like a jealous 3-year old sniveling jerk during the election. Trump showed that he is a bigger man by even speaking to this guy. I am sorry that I wasted a vote for him in 2012. Heck No, he should not even be considered for any part of Trump’s cabinet. He will surely stab him in the back.
November 22, 2016,10:08 am
I would say “no” also! I wouldn’t trust him, what he did prior to Trump was uncalled for! I am hoping Trump picks Rudy Guliani who has supported Trump from the onset.
November 22, 2016,12:54 am
No to Mitt. He is a traitor. Is Trump desperate to find good people or what. Mitt would undermine Trump ev step of the way.
November 21, 2016,8:58 pm
I agree with NORMA!
November 21, 2016,6:41 pm
They should apologize when Pence and Trump apologize for being Deplorable Human beings
November 21, 2016,5:40 pm
Romney doesn’t deserve ANY place in the Trump administration. He is a traitor. He said nothing but terrible things about Trump throughout the entire campaign. Trump was right, Romney is a loser!!! John Bolton or Newt for Sec. Of State..
November 20, 2016,11:25 pm
John Bolton would be a far better pick. We need someone who will clean house at Foggy Bottom.
November 20, 2016,3:38 pm
Oops. Left out the word “RETIRE”.
November 20, 2016,1:39 pm
NO. He should close mouth and stay in UT.
November 20, 2016,1:37 pm
No he is a hypocrite and a traitor to Trump. I wouldn’t trust him in any government position.
November 20, 2016,1:21 pm
NO……he shouldn’t be hired for any job. Anyone who puts the family dog in a crate on the roof of the car, is a complete idiot. I wouldn’t trust him with my umbrella !!!!
November 20, 2016,10:44 am
He is a turncoat. He trashed Mr. Trump throughout the whole campaign. I am surprised Mr. Trump is even considering him. He is a better man than I am
However, I know Mr. Trump is smart and will do what he feels is best.
November 20, 2016,5:47 am
Mitt is more than qualified. I think he would be a very effective SOS. I wonder if he would accept Trump’s courtship though. I know he will pray about it. #AMERICANEEDSMITT
November 20, 2016,3:12 am
November 20, 2016,12:13 am
Mitt Romney and Obama belong to the same fraternity associated with new world order / Mason’s bilderbergers , Romney thru the previous Pres election to Obama he Romney is a republican Hippocrate he contributed to the American mess we are in !!!
And he didn’t support The Trump Pence team or the Great American Republic , his anti Trump Republican rhetoric disqualifies him from being our American Secretary of State !!!
If his judgement was flawed in not seeing the American Trump Pence Movement covering forth , then he is a flawed candidate for the Secrarties of State position ,total looser , his church , represents the ten lost tribes and why he he is a loser lost in the wilderness !!!
Nothing personal just looking thru his fish bowel !!!
November 19, 2016,11:24 pm
No! As in hell no. Good ole Mitt wouldn’t debate Obama about immigration or radical islam when he had the info to bury him. His lack of courage led us to suffering an additional 4 years of that racist crap we got from this white house!
November 19, 2016,10:53 pm
Robert , I took over 200 trips to Russia , helping American Private Companies to find a business contact. American and Russian love each other , they both think big. A good relation with Russia will bring a great prosperity to us and to this world.
November 19, 2016,10:22 pm
Jozef-No definitely- no position in this new administration.
November 19, 2016,10:06 pm
Knowledge is good, but not an important qualifier. Personality and belief system are. I could not understand why some were face worshiping egomaniac like him. Fixation problem destroying reasoning.
Obama’s worshipers too have been fixated on him, but it did not miraculously transformed him from Black Muslim-pretend-Christian to pro USA patriotic president.
November 19, 2016,9:42 pm
November 19, 2016,8:09 pm
I THINK TED CRUZ SHOULD HAVE A PLACE IN TRUMP’S ADMINISTRATION . TED CRUZ KNOWS THE CONSTITUTION SO WELL HE WOULD BE A GOOD MAN TO HAVE ON TRUMPS TEAM.
November 19, 2016,8:02 pm
NO WAY WOULD I WANT MITT ROMNEY AFTER ALL THE AWFUL THINGS HE DID AND SAID ABOUT DONALD TRUMP. HE TRIED HIS HARDEST TO KICK DONALD TRUMP IN THE BACK TO SAY THE LEAST.. WE CERTAINLY DON’T NEED THIS TWO FACED BACK STABBER IN THE NEW ADMINISTRATION.
November 19, 2016,7:58 pm
He rejected Donald Trump for the Presidency, we have enough problems with the Democrats, we don’t need RINO’s in the new Administration.
November 19, 2016,7:52 pm
This, to me, is what makes America great. I think it would be remarkable if the 2 of them would use their knowledge & experiences, in business, to make our America better. I don’t know about anyone else, but, my constant prayer is for hearts to be changed. If these 2 men could get past the words that were spoken, in the heat of debate, that would show the true meaning of tolerance. It’s not up to me, what position he gives to anyone — that is up to Trump. But, the more he shows the ‘elegance of true tolerance’, the better it will be for all of us. There is, truly, a time for tolerance — it’s not to be bandied around like the Liberals do — & that time, also, helps us to grow in wisdom. I’m just glad Trump won the election. Now, I just pray for his decisions, etc. He is, now, in the middle of the stage. I’m not. I will have to trust his judgements, at this point. Everything, beyond that would be just ‘my opinion’…
November 19, 2016,7:22 pm
Ted Cruz would be the best Scalia replacement for SCOTUS.
Romney for VA.
Rudy for secretary of state
November 19, 2016,7:06 pm
I think he should be put in charge of fixing VA based on his business experience and saving the Olympics – I hope President Trump includes General Patreus also in his cabinet based on his military experience and intelligence – most military like and respect him dotty
November 19, 2016,6:35 pm
Romney should be given a job cleaning the bathrooms in the White House. His criticisms of Trump merit a kick in his ass.
November 19, 2016,6:02 pm
BOLTON AND ONLY QUALIFIED, STRONG BOLTON!
November 19, 2016,5:58 pm
Yes, he is incredibly capable and a man of integrity. It would signal a unification of the GOP and keep our allies from feeling they must move closer to Russia or China.
November 19, 2016,4:41 pm
NO WAY! Please we the people do not like, respect Romney in not position in Trump Adm. We support TRUMP because we do not want corrupted politicians. There are a lot good people man/woman to be pick…to make America great….
November 19, 2016,3:36 pm
I would like to see Romney fix the VA, he did fix the Olympics years ago.
November 19, 2016,3:33 pm
Panic not, folks, there’s very little chance Trump offered a job, certainly not Sec/State, to Romney – and even LESS chance Romney would have accepted. This was a “bury the hatchet” meeting, nothing more. Presidents are WELL ADVISED to do such fence-mending with everyone in their party, because there WILL be times they need everyone’s support. But Romney’s almost 70, his wife is ill, he has PLENTY of money, and he’s not up for a full-time globe-trotting job like Sec/State.
November 19, 2016,3:19 pm
No, please do not appease the RINOS toomuch. Rudy would be a much better choice
November 19, 2016,3:19 pm
No, he is a fool, did not support We the People and President-elect Trump! He is just too far above middle class Americans! He has done nothing to deserve any place in your administration.
November 19, 2016,2:53 pm
he should be thrown out of the Republican party.I think Newt would make a good secretary of state.
November 19, 2016,2:46 pm
he is a loser and will cut Trumps throat in a minute given a chance
November 19, 2016,2:22 pm
Not unless he plans on sending him far far away!! He was worse than nasty to an about Trump!!! Even after election he tried to keep it going, at least with Cruz he stopped an got on board
November 19, 2016,2:18 pm
Romney should not have any part in the Trump administration. He did not vote for Trump and called him names. He should not have even been interviewed.
November 19, 2016,2:10 pm
I don’t want any of the Romneys anywhere near the government. I didn’t like it when he got the Republican nomination in 2012. I only voted for him to vote *against* Obama.
November 19, 2016,2:04 pm
After reading these comments I’m very glad Trump was elected not his Zealots. I voted for Trump because he runs successful organizations by not just surrounding himself with “yes men”. Trump will be successful because he understands he will govern all Americans not just those agree with him on everything. It will be interesting to see the reaction of the Zealots when they realize he can’t fire Congress or clean house. No wall will be built. The Arabs/Muslims (and many Indian and Pakistani because unfortunately many think they are the same) won’t be abandoning their liquor stores and running back to Yemen in fear. Bringing the telemarketing and customer service jobs from Pakistan and the Philippines won’t fix America. No one is now gonna get a Chemical Engineering job with their High School Diploma because they are ‘Mercans. They Chinese kid studying 12 hours a day while folks watch NASCAR drinking Bud is still gonna get those jobs. Trump plays to win. And it’s gonna disappoint a lot of Zealots who have convinced themselves that the Romney’s and the Ryan’s will be Trump’s closest allies not his enemy’s. Obviously Trump understands that.
November 19, 2016,2:03 pm
Picking Romney as Secretary of State would be like…………gee, that’s a tough one…….Stalin picking Hitler as his number 2 man! I would not trust Mitt-I-ot as far as I could throw him! Rudy would be a much better choice, and can be trusted, “YOND MITTENS HAS A LEAN AND HUNGRY LOOK, SUCH MEN AR DANGEROUS……….Julius Ceasar!
November 19, 2016,1:57 pm
Either Mitt Romney or Joe Arpio would be great.
November 19, 2016,1:52 pm
President elect Trump will lose the base that elected him if he continues to appease these leftist RINOs.
November 19, 2016,1:50 pm
he didn’t back you in campaign. Put Newt G in, he backed you all the way!!
November 19, 2016,1:43 pm
There should be a “HELL NO!” option for this poll. Romney shouldn’t even allowed near enough to a cabinet post to pee on it let alone occupy it. Who in their right mind would even consider such a thing?
Not even considering the fact that he has no qualifications for the job of SOS, by leading the #NEVERTRUMP elites he disgraced himself with the base and lost whatever minor standing he may have had as a prior also-ran failed establishment RINO candidate.
November 19, 2016,1:42 pm
I would not trust Romney at all the way he bashed Trump. He’s a true Hippocrit to say the least!!
November 19, 2016,1:40 pm
NO WAY..that includes Paul Ryan and Ted Cruz….pathetic….
November 19, 2016,1:38 pm
AFTER HIS BITTER ATTACK ON TRUMP, I DO NOT TRUST HIM! HE SHOW US WHAT HE WAS WHEN HE RAN FOR PRESIDENT. THERE MORE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES TO BE SECRETARY OF STATE! ROMNEY IS A SOFT-SHOE LOSER, PERIOD!
November 19, 2016,1:17 pm
Hell no, Mitt Romneyhood and Boy Blunder, Paul Ryan, were the reason I voted for obumer. These two douchebags do not represent Republicans.
November 19, 2016,1:13 pm
No because it is too close with Gill & Hillary Clinton. I think it is a bad choice and a traitor. I dont believe he will work with President Trump.
November 19, 2016,1:11 pm
Romney is a BAD Choice….👎🏿👎🏿👎🏿👎🏿👎🏿👎🏿👎🏿👎🏿👎🏿👎🏿👎🏿
November 19, 2016,1:07 pm
No way. He’s a complete traitor to the rank & file conservatives.
November 18, 2016,9:07 pm
GOD FORBID.he. is the enemy ,two faced , and cannot be forgiven for his hateful comments
November 18, 2016,6:26 pm
GOOD, GOOD TO SEE I AM RIGHT !!!! 89% SAYS NO!!!
LOOK, THIS IS TRUMP s NO ROOM FOR PEOPLE THAT SPITTED ON HIM BEFORE….
I ADMIRE TRUMP THAT HE FORGIVES, BUT I DO NOT WANT HIM TO FORGET !!!!! PEOPLE LIKE THIS, WILL TURN ALL INTO THE SAME KRAPPPPPS THEY HAD BEEN GIVING US !!!!
LONG LIVE TRUMP !!!!!!
November 18, 2016,5:02 pm
ABSOLUTELY NOOOOOOOO PLEASE!!!!!! WHY BRING THESE ENEMIES INTO THE SYSTEM!!! TELL HIM TO GO ON WITH HIS LIFE!!!
HE WAS PUTING INJECTIONS OF POISON ALL THE TIME, AND NOW WE WANT HIMMMMMMMMMMMMM USELESS WEAKLING POISON IVY INTO OUR GOVERNMENT???? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
BAD OMEN, BAD KARMA, BAD SHADOW!!! FOR GET HIM. PLEASE !!!!!!!!! ENEMY !!!!!
November 18, 2016,5:00 pm
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