When it comes to foreign policy, Powell, himself a retired four-star general, believes Romney would do well to “think” beyond the advice of advisers who might be quite far to the right:
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, I think, might be in a position to make judgments or recommendations to the candidate that should get a second thought. For example, when Governor Romney not too long ago said that the Russian Federation is our number one geo-strategic, well… Come on, Mitt. Think. It isn’t the case.
This prompted some laughter from the panel. Powell later added that Romney has been “catching a lot of heck” from the more “regular” folks within the GOP foreign affairs community. “We’re kind of taken aback by it,” he shared. “How could you do that? Look at the world.”
Have a look, via MSNBC:
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