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John Bolton: Still Thinking of Running for President


The great former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and occasional NRO contributor John Bolton writes in Human Events today:

Obama’s policies are jeopardizing not only our national security and economy, but our constitutional sovereignty too. That is why I have been considering running for President.  The Republican Party must nominate a leader who, unlike Obama, understands instinctively that America’s liberty, prosperity and national security are inextricably linked…

To date, in my view, no Republican candidate has persuasively argued that our economic recovery and long-term prosperity are completely intertwined with a strong national security posture.  If no one else is prepared to make that case, I will.

If he’s thinking of running for president, certain deadlines loom. For example, it’s probably too late to make an impact in the Ames Straw Poll.

As of this writing, the absolute deadline for any potential candidate still thinking about it who wants to appear on the ballot is November 1, the filing deadline for South Carolina’s GOP primary.

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