The most obvious explanation is an influence struggle between Vice President Elect Mike Pence (who is reported to favor Romney) and Stephen Bannon and Kellyanne Conway (who don’t). President Elect Trump respects both opinions. There were reports Rudy Giuliani was a lock for the job. And then again talk of Petraeus (and a Trump Tower visit but another Petraeus investigation(?)). While an insider struggle like this is not unusual, it seems odd (and a bit disconcerting) that this debate would be so public.
Heat Street: Row over Romney Exposes Cracks Interesting article, if true. Heat Street is saying that Bannon and Reince are upset with Kellyanne. YMMV.
Legal Insurrection: Hmmm
DaTechGuy/JD Rucker: Hmmm
Lem’s Levity: Troop seems to have a preference
Regular Right Guy: Did Romney scold land Conway in Trouble?
EBL: Mitt Romney for Secretary of State? or Bolton or Rudy? and Which one is Trump, which one is Mitt?
Rush Limbaugh: Media and Democrat attempt to de-legitimize Trump, One Reason to Pick a Secretary of State, The Left’s Lionization of Fidel Castro is Sick and Examining the Trump-Romney Detente – 11.18.16