Could John Bolton — the former Bush-era Ambassador to the United Nations and permanent cheerleader for bombing Iran — run for president? Or does he just long for attention?
During recent appearances on Fox News, Bolton has been asked whether he would run for president. “Well, you know it’s a great honor when people ask me that question, and I have been asked that question,” Bolton said on Wednesday. “I don’t think anybody involved with politics should worry about that until after the elections this fall.”
He also said: “I’m not saying no. That’s right.”
As Chris Matthews said today: “Ha! Well I hope he runs — to remind the country of what everybody voted against in 2006 and 2008, and the ideology that led us into attacking a country that never attacked us, an ideology that wants to make some sort of permanent garrison in the Middle East.”
A Bolton presidential bid would be interesting, but the man would certainly run into some serious scrutiny about the cost of his foreign policy proposals. For example, how would we pay for bombing almost every country on the face of the planet and cut taxes and reduce the deficit?