John Bolton Endorses Mitt Romney

Bookmark and Share   Late Thursday evening, during an interview on Fox News with Greta Van Susteren, controversial conservative foreign policy guru John Bolton endorsed Mitt Romney for President [see interview below].

Bolton, the beneficiary of a recess appoint to the post of Ambassador to the U.N. under President George W. Bush, had flirted with the idea of running for President himself.  During the past Summer, he promised to run if he did not believe that the many pressing dangers on the international stage were given proper attention.

Somewhere along the line, in addition to issues like, money and viability, Bolton apparently determined that the important issues were getting a fair hearing and did not need to be served by his own presidential candidacy.  Now he has determined that Mitt Romney is the best person to be our next President.

As heard in his interview, Bolton believes that most of the Republican candidates have very similar¬†foreign policy views but in addition to Romney’s own solid positions on the issue, Bolton’s decision was largely¬†swayed by what he calls Romney’s electability.¬† According to Bolton, his criteria for endorsement was based upon finding the most electable conservative in the field and for him, that is Mitt Romney.

Individual personal endorsements don’t usually¬†make much of a difference and Bolton’s probably won’t make a big difference¬†either, but it will help create an impression that can only help Romney within conservative circles.¬† While Bolton is demonized¬†in liberal circles and would stoned¬†by Ron paull fanatics if he attended a Ron Paul rally, on the right, his reasoned hawkishness¬†has¬† promoted a hardline position on national defense that offers the nation a better safe than sorry stance.¬† It has also earned¬†Bolton the neo-Con label and for a candidate like Mitt Romney whom many try to¬†portray as a liberal, the neo-Con affiliation isn’t a bad thing in his plight for the Republican presidential nomination.

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Will He or Won’t He? See Chris Christie’s 1:00pm Presser Here, Live

Chris Christie - Caricature
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Bookmark and Share   All indications are that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie meant what he said in his repeated claims that he is not running for President.  However; a mainstream media that has been anxious to try to downplay the existing field of candidiates, has continued to add hype to a potential run for President by Christie.

Now today, Governor Christie will be¬†holding a press conference that he has hastily announced for¬†1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time, outside of his office [see image link below].¬† Contrary to previous reports by some publications which use to be seen as reliable, the press conference is not to be held amid a backdrop of Chrisitie’s biggest financial donors and it is not being held on Thursday.

This afternoon’s presser is likely to offer a blunt talking Governor who will reiterate his countless other statements denying that he is running for President in 2012.¬† No matter what though, Chris Christie holds the most entertaining press conferneces of any contemporary politician and will be worth your while to watch.¬† I suspect that among other things, Chrsitie will make the media look foolish.¬† And rightfully so.

In case no one else has noticed, this ongoingf story about Christie running for President has been been treated with all the journalistic integrity of a National Enquirer covering the alien abduction of Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton by little green men.¬† There have been more unnamed sources regarding Chrsitie’s run for President, than there are names in a small town’s phonebook.¬† Yet that did not stop the reports that Chrsitie is the next big name to throw his hat in to the presidential¬† ring.

I suspect that today, there will be more reason to believe that Chrsitie isn’tr running, but at the same time, the story will still have legs as over the next few days we see reports about all the reasons why Chrsitie isn’t running, true and false alike.

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