THUN­DER BOLTON

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

Alarmed by the gen­eral lack of White House fi­nesse in the for­eign pol­icy and na­tional se­cu­rity is­sues, for­mer U.N. Am­bas­sador John R. Bolton has been pars­ing the pos­si­bil­i­ties of a White House run since Au­gust. Mr. Bolton — once a stu­dent or­ga­nizer for Barry Gold­wa­ter’s 1964 pres­i­den­tial cam­paign — reaf­firmed his in­tent to ABC Ra­dio’s Aaron Klein, and war­ranted an inaugural hit on Com­edy Cen­tral: “John Bolton (and His Mus­tache) Might Be Head­ing for the White House.”

The stal­wart with the un­yield­ing gaze and wal­rus ’stash, though, in­sists that his pres­i­den­tial run is the best way to fo­cus the po­lit­i­cal dis­course on the nation’s se­cur ity, Iran’s loom­ing nu­clear prow­ess and U.S. stature on a global scale.

“It cer­tainly would make the GOP nom­i­na­tion bat­tle more in­ter­est­ing if Am­bas­sador Bolton were to de­cide to run. He would do so in or­der to bring for­eign pol­icy and na­tional se­cu­rity to the fore as is­sues,” ob­serves Rick Mo­ran of the Amer­i­can

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