UN Ambassador John Bolton is “very seriously” considering running for president in 2012, Townhall’s Guy Benson reports.
In an interview, Bolton told Benson that he’s even taken the step of “consulting with high-level campaign operatives to discuss feasibility and logistics.”
Bolton has had a lot of fans among conservatives ever since his bitter confirmation battle during the Bush administration. Though he’s unlikely to have a broad enough appeal to capture the nomination, he could still have an impact on the race. He’s consistently been one of the most articulate voices for a muscular U.S. foreign policy, and a leading critic of the current administration when it comes to international affairs, dubbing Obama our first “post-American president.”
Should he enter the GOP race, he could help generate more discussion about foreign policy so that it doesn’t get ignored at a time of economic challenges.