(CNN) – On the eve of his foreign policy speech at The Citadel in South Carolina, former Massachusetts Gov. and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced selections for his foreign policy and national security team.
Romney revealed the names Thursday. They include former Sec. of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, who will serve as a special adviser and co-chair Romney's counterterrorism/intelligence working group.
Romney's 22-member team of special advisers also includes former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman and former Missouri Sen. Jim Talent.
The current frontrunner for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination-according to the latest national polls-also assembled thirteen working groups to tackle international affairs, national security, defense, and human rights with specific groups dedicated to regions around the world.
Romney's Friday address will be his first on major speech on foreign policy.
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Top-notch? I scrolled through the list at The Page. Most all served in the Bush administration in some capacity or come from conservative think tanks, AEI and the Heritage Foundation. No, thanks.
Why does the article describe Romney's team as "top notch"? Who made that judgment and why are they reporting it as news? If you insist on assigning an attention grabbing adjective to describe the team, wouldn't "experienced" come across as less biased sounding?
Wow, Michael Chertoff, he did such a great job with Katrina not to mention nominating that guy in Ny for a post but Oops, he ended up going to jail. And norm coleman, a lackluster senator who did nothing for minnesota. Wow, I am as impressed with them as I am with you Romney lol.
Hiring people to think for you because you don't know anything... genius!
Really, top notch?? This reporter apparently is very easily impressed.
Romney has got his act together. He'll hit the ground running when he takes office in Jan. 2013 The country can't hold out for one second longer.
Chertoff is there to keep tabs on the Tea Party?
At some point Mitt really is going to have to "define" who he really is. One day he's a "conservative", the next day he's a "moderate", and the next day he touts his "liberal" leanings. Those he surrounds himself with only add to the "who is the real Mitt Romney" phenomena. Pawlenty, and now Norm Coleman ... both not sure who, or what, they represent. Adding to that list is Michael Chertoff, and then throwing in Heritage Foundation Jim Talent isn't making it any easier for Romney to reach out to any of us - causing him to look more of a fumbler than an actual leader. What will we get with a Romney Administration, and does Romney himself even know which direction he wants to take, besides confusion? Not into a blind leading the blind candidacy, sorry.
Norm Coleman....lol give me a break.........Chertoff is cool.......Romney nor any GOP candidate can take the national security key from this current president....Obama 2012!!!!!
Wall Street and big business like Romney because he's willing to sell his soul to get elected and puts the pursuit of profit ahead of the well-being of our nation.
Do a little research, and you'll agree.
If by "top notch", you mean typical neocons and more of the same...than yeah they're pretty "top notch".
Mittens is really out of his element. I would not trust this flip flopper in any dealings with Pakistanis, Afghans, or even Israel. With no knowledge of our foreign policy, he made an Israel policy speech, undermining the efforts of the US to keep that region stable.
Why not include all five of Mitts sons who did no Military service .
Michael Chertoff , , whats next Dick Cheanry as energy adviser ?
what a smuck... he thinks he is already the POTUS
He begins, "Yor are either fer us or yure agin us." How refreshing he will want to return to the failed Bush policy.
"Top Notch" includes Norman Colman? Wow.
Top noch? Really, easily impressed are we??