FT's Gideon Rachman reports on what this may mean:
This is taken as a strong hint that Zoellick might be Secretary of State in a Romney administration – and he will certainly have a major influence on the senior appointments....Make no mistake, Zoellick is an elitist insider, but somehow he comes down on the right side of many issues, including gold.
Perhaps the most encouraging thing about Zoellick is that he has the right enemies. The repellent John Bolton – the very epitome of swaggering nationalism – loathes Zoellick. I have seen the two clash publicly. Some had even suggested that Bolton might be Secretary of State under Romney. That would be a disaster. It is both telling and encouraging, therefore, that the paleo-conservatives in the GOP have reacted badly to news of Zoellick’s appointment...
In fact, Zoellick is so intelligent and decent that I have sometimes wondered what he is doing in the modern Republican Party.
As I reported last December, I believe Zoellick is a pretty solid gold bug. And he is likely more anti-war than Rand Paul.