"Mitt Romney is now a frontrunner," in the contest for secretary of state, at least according to CBS News anchors and headlines. In an interview with Susan Page, USA TODAY Washington Bureau Chief, Page said Trump was "moving into a position to seriously consider" Romney for the job. But what makes them say Mitt Romney is "now the top contender for secretary of state"?
Mitt Romney is now the strongest remaining candidate for President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of state, CBS News’ Major Garrett reports.
No final decision has been made yet, but Romney, in comparison with Gen. David Petraeus (ret) and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, is in the strongest position to date.
Petraeus, sources told Garrett, is out of the running. Gen. John Kelly’s nomination to run the Department of Homeland Security played a large role: Mr. Trump will not have four generals in the upper echelons of the Trump administration -- the other two are Gen. James Mattis (ret), who was named defense secretary, and Lt.-Gen. Michael Flynn (ret), who will be national security adviser.