— James Baker served as secretary of state under President George H.W. Bush. He also served as White House chief of staff under President Ronald Reagan.
— Mitchell Reiss, now the president of Washington College, worked at the State Department under Colin Powell, George W. Bush’s first secretary of state. He often takes a more moderate tack than others in the inner circle. Romney, who’s taken a hard line in criticizing China for currency manipulation and intellectual property theft, goes to Reiss for advice on issues in Asia.
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