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John Bolton ‘very seriously’ considering 2012 presidential run
Townhall ^ | 10/1/10 | Guy Benson

Posted on 10/02/2010 3:36:36 PM PDT by pissant

I've just returned from a fascinating and wide-ranging interview with former US Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton. On the subject of electoral politics and personal ambition, Bolton has been playing a bit coy with the media in recent weeks, refusing to rule out a potential presidential bid in 2012.

This morning he waded further into the subject, telling me he's "very seriously" contemplating a White House run in 2012 and that he's begun consulting with high-level campaign operatives to discuss feasibility and logistics. Bolton cited what he described as President Obama's failures, the "wide open" Republican field, and the knowledge and experience he could bring to the table as the primary factors that sparked his interest in running. He also repeatedly stressed that an official decision is not imminent because his top focus remains working to help Republicans succeed in next month's midterm elections.

Does he think he can win? Could his rift with President Bush complicate his chances? How does he size up his potential Republican adversaries? Would he shave the 'stache?

For the answers to those questions and more, check back here early next week for a comprehensive write-up of our discussion.

(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bolton; potus2012
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I will very seriously consider supporting him if he does.
1 posted on 10/02/2010 3:36:40 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

I’m All In!


2 posted on 10/02/2010 3:37:48 PM PDT by wally-balls
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To: pissant

I will also.


3 posted on 10/02/2010 3:38:14 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Help stamp out political correctness.)
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To: pissant

I love him.


4 posted on 10/02/2010 3:39:44 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Proud Anti-Establishment Extremist. No more 0bama Republicans! (Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: pissant
John Bolton ‘very seriously’ considering 2012 presidential run

I love this guy's voice!

A little shaggy headed and he's got too many chick songs, but a good voice! He will make a fine President.

5 posted on 10/02/2010 3:40:01 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The battle lines are drawn: On one side, are Dems and Repubs. On the other, the Tea Party (us).)
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To: pissant

I wish he would as he takes no BS


6 posted on 10/02/2010 3:41:13 PM PDT by saintgermaine
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To: pissant

I’d love to support him, but his position on border security needs a little fleshing out.


7 posted on 10/02/2010 3:41:16 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: pissant

I wish he would as he takes no BS


8 posted on 10/02/2010 3:41:19 PM PDT by saintgermaine
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To: pissant

I respect John Bolton because he’s a man who is unafraid to say it as it is!!


9 posted on 10/02/2010 3:41:37 PM PDT by timetostand (Ya say ya wanna revolution -- OK!)
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To: pissant

Perfect! I love the guy !


10 posted on 10/02/2010 3:42:00 PM PDT by Tribemike1
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To: All; pissant; wally-balls; FlingWingFlyer; Clint N. Suhks; Lazamataz

See my tagline...


11 posted on 10/02/2010 3:42:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Palin/Bolton 2012)
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To: skeeter

That it does. But he’s been a hawk on sovereignty, so I’m hopeful he has the Hunter agenda re. the border.


12 posted on 10/02/2010 3:42:54 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

I could support Bolton.


13 posted on 10/02/2010 3:42:54 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: humblegunner

What a refreshing contrast to the stiffs he would be.


14 posted on 10/02/2010 3:43:33 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
Count me on board!

In a debate, John Bolton would be hard to best (either in primary or general).

Few, if any, have the situational awareness of things international as does Mr. Bolton.

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15 posted on 10/02/2010 3:43:43 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I love it when a plan starts coming together.


16 posted on 10/02/2010 3:44:33 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Help stamp out political correctness.)
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To: Lazamataz
Love him, too.

We need another president with facial hair. The last was was... who?

17 posted on 10/02/2010 3:45:23 PM PDT by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: pissant

Hell-to-the-yeah.

I’d even throw money at him, which would be a first.


18 posted on 10/02/2010 3:45:31 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: pissant

I would have to know more about where he stands on issues other than foreign policy before I can get excited. Right now I see him as the ideal Secretary of State.


19 posted on 10/02/2010 3:45:39 PM PDT by rob777
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To: pissant

Anyone who puts a foot in the rear end of the UN the way Bolton does gets support from me.


20 posted on 10/02/2010 3:50:34 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mrs Suhks recognized him in the parking lot of the Safeway here in Bethesda and thanked him for his service. He was very grateful and not at all pretentious.


21 posted on 10/02/2010 3:51:11 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Proud Anti-Establishment Extremist. No more 0bama Republicans! (Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: pissant

Oh!! Be still my heart!!!!!!!!!!! Somebody I could vote FOR.


22 posted on 10/02/2010 3:52:13 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby ( I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did. Yogi Berra)
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To: pissant

I understand his views on foreign policy and Islam, and on that, I could easily support him. I would like to know what his stands on some other issues are.

Plus, I like the fact that he is prickly and combative towards leftists.


23 posted on 10/02/2010 3:52:33 PM PDT by rlmorel (The voice of tyranny starts out smooth.)
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To: fwdude

I believe it may have been William Howard Taft, just after Teddy Roosevelt.


24 posted on 10/02/2010 3:55:01 PM PDT by rlmorel (The voice of tyranny starts out smooth.)
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To: rob777

LOL...I know how he feels about liberalism and Islam as well...I am almost there.


25 posted on 10/02/2010 3:56:25 PM PDT by rlmorel (The voice of tyranny starts out smooth.)
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To: fwdude
We need another president with facial hair. The last was was... who?

William Howard Taft

26 posted on 10/02/2010 3:58:16 PM PDT by mwyounce
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To: pissant

I could vote for him.


27 posted on 10/02/2010 3:58:58 PM PDT by ColdOne (GOP. Gutless Old Politicians :^))......November and Beyond!)
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To: pissant

I would vote for him above any other so far


28 posted on 10/02/2010 4:00:06 PM PDT by badpacifist (Life is short and hard... Bad decisions make life is shorter and harder)
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To: fwdude
The last was was... who?

Nixon.

(Recalling the Herblock cartoons.)

29 posted on 10/02/2010 4:02:44 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Lazamataz
"I love this guy's voice!"

Yeah, but he isn't much of a dancer! lol

30 posted on 10/02/2010 4:04:12 PM PDT by chipper dave
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To: pissant
John Bolton as POTUS ?

I might get a full night sleep for the first time in 4 years

31 posted on 10/02/2010 4:08:59 PM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: rlmorel
I think you're right.

Taft was one of my favorite presidents. A Chief Justice and President in one!

32 posted on 10/02/2010 4:12:00 PM PDT by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: pissant

yeah!


33 posted on 10/02/2010 4:13:48 PM PDT by heiss
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To: pissant

I am on board with this idea. 100%.


34 posted on 10/02/2010 4:14:01 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: pissant

I am on board with this idea. 100%.


35 posted on 10/02/2010 4:14:02 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: pissant

I’ve wanted John Bolton to run ever since the ‘08 Election. I don’t know what his chances would be, but, I’m down for supporting him. At least a VP spot.......


36 posted on 10/02/2010 4:20:22 PM PDT by no dems (DeMINT / PALIN 2012 or PALIN / DeMINT 2012.......Either is fine with me!)
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I wonder if he's a big supporter of Mitt and RomneyCare like your current #1 crush, Jim DeMint?

I also wonder if you'll even respond to this post?
37 posted on 10/02/2010 4:20:37 PM PDT by GLDNGUN
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To: GLDNGUN

He could be a leech stuck on Mitt’s butt and not approach the level of BS your Precious has spewed out about McCain.


38 posted on 10/02/2010 4:22:11 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I like your tagline! I could HAPPILY support that ticket, either one at the top would be fine.


39 posted on 10/02/2010 4:24:01 PM PDT by Judith Anne (Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.)
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To: fwdude

Interesting. I got some of these new dollar coins (the ones that moved “E Pluribus Unum” off the face and onto the edge...they had James Buchanan on the coin. Widely regarded as one of the worst presidents...made me wonder why.


40 posted on 10/02/2010 4:25:34 PM PDT by rlmorel (The voice of tyranny starts out smooth.)
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To: pissant

John Bolton is by far my preferred choice.


41 posted on 10/02/2010 4:25:48 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: pissant

Palin/Bolton 2010


42 posted on 10/02/2010 4:31:25 PM PDT by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the light of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: ought-six

He’ll have to shave mustache.


43 posted on 10/02/2010 4:35:40 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: pissant

Some are too right...some are too left....Bolton is just right.


44 posted on 10/02/2010 4:41:00 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: pissant

Yes, yes, a thousand times yes!


45 posted on 10/02/2010 4:42:49 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: pissant
Fascinating food for thought, never thought about him as President before. Interested to see the follow up article
46 posted on 10/02/2010 4:47:28 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: pissant

I like John Bolton but I’ll need to know more about his stance on all the issues. Then he will have to show he has the leadership skills necessary to be an effective president.


47 posted on 10/02/2010 4:51:03 PM PDT by upsdriver (The revolution begins on Nov. 2 to take back our country. The American people vs the ruling elite.)
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To: upsdriver

What we need is a president to scare the crap out of the world’s leftists and terrorists and chicoms and is an unabashed champion of US sovereignty. On top of that we need a Congress that will SLASH the bloody hell out of entitlements and sh*tcan whole swaths of federal bureaucrats and agencies.

That is our path to restoration.


48 posted on 10/02/2010 4:58:48 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

You always pick candidates that have no chance in hell of being elected.

Bolton is a super guy but terrible candidate.

He would be much better as a confidante or some very special Czar job.


49 posted on 10/02/2010 5:01:20 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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You mean I pick conservatives. Guess what Bert, people are starting to wake up.


50 posted on 10/02/2010 5:02:18 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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