Why a Romney pick would be a coup for Trump

Around the world, US allies await the Trump administration with bated breath.

To be sure, the majority of our foreign friends don’t like the President-elect. They fear he is unstable and unpredictable. They worry he might shred NATO, or start a trade war, or give Eastern Europe to Russia.

But in the last two weeks these allies have become a little more optimistic. That’s because Trump’s Cabinet appointees, thus far, are seen as prudent and intelligent.

Defense Secretary-designate James Mattis is a case in point. Soon, our allies hope, Mitt Romney will take his place at the Cabinet table as secretary of state.

Their confidence is well-placed. As secretary of state, Romney would be a win for both America and the world.