Bill Kristol: Romney should have stayed out of Chen controversy

“To inject yourself into the middle of it this way though, when there are all kinds of negotiations going on and a fast-moving target I think is foolish,” Kristol continued. “He still has not — they are trying to transition from a primary campaign mode to a general election mode. In a primary campaign mode, [Rick] Santorum says something stupid, Iowa primary votes in five days — hit them, hit them right now.”

“There is no need to butt into with a fast-moving story when the Secretary of State is in Beijing in delicate negotiations and say, ‘It’s a day of shame for the Obama administion,’” he continued. “Hillary Clinton is waking up right now. Let’s see if she can pull this off in the next 12 hours or not.”