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Giuliani, Romney Pit Hardliner Against Moderate for U.S. Secretary of State

Giuliani, Romney Pit Hardliner Against Moderate for U.S. Secretary of State

WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump is narrowing down his choices to fill the position of U.S. Secretary of State, with two of the four candidates representing the choice of a hardliner against a moderate.
Incoming President Trump is scrambling to put together a cabinet before he takes office several weeks down the road, and his choices for the nation's top diplomat are down to a list of four - former candidate for president Mitt Romney, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, Gen. David Petraeus and Sen. Bob Corker.
The choice of Romney or Giuliani could put two very different faces on U.S. foreign policy, as Romney is a more moderate candidate representing more mainstream viewpoints, and Giuliani is more of a hardliner, having governed the city of New York in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks on his home city and Washington, which killed nearly 3,000 people.

"With Giuliani, nominating him as Secretary of State will satisfy the Trump grassroots and demonstrate that Trump is willing to shake up the status-quo in terms of the way the State Department works and the shape of American diplomacy," Dan Mahaffee, an analyst with the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, told Xinhua. (Xinhua)