Jacob Heilbrunn asks:
Will Colin Powell support Mitt Romney?
“I don’t know who all of his advisers are, but I’ve seen some of the names and some of them are quite far to the right. And sometimes they might be in a position to make judgments or recommendations to the candidate that should get a second thought,” Powell said during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
He gave the example of Romney recently saying that Russia is the “number one geopolitical foe” to the United States.
“Come on Mitt, think,” Powell said. “That isn’t the case.”
Powell doesn’t appreciate that this was supposed to be an example of one of Romney’s “carefully thought-out” positions. The Romney campaign would have us believe that his Russia blunder was an example of what happens when Mitt is thinking. Some of his advisers have made it clear that they aren’t responsible when Romney says things like this.