McCain: Next President Needs to Be Surrounded with the Smartest Guys on Foreign Policy

‘Ronald Reagan didn’t have a lot of foreign policy experience, but he surrounded himself with the smartest guys ... I think that the next president, whoever he is, can do that as well’

SCHIEFFER: “You know, former Secretary of Defense Bob Gates was on our broadcast last week.”

MCCAIN: “I saw it.”

SCHIEFFER: “And he said that, in his words, most of the Republican candidates for president, he said, ‘I`m not very impressed so far.’ And he said, you know, they really don`t have very much experience on foreign policy. What do you think about the current Republican field?”

MCCAIN: “Obviously, Senator Lindsey Graham understands. He`s on -- been boots on the ground. He`s an Air Force colonel, has served all this time in Baghdad and in Kabul. But I would say this. Ronald Reagan didn`t have a lot of foreign policy experience, but he surrounded himself with the smartest guys and people in America. And I think that the next president, whoever he is, can do that as well.”

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