Bolton’s opponents are saying he is “damaged.”
If that’s true, it’s because they have for months been working assiduously to damage him.
They say he will be less effective because he doesn’t have Senate approval.
If that’s true, it’s because a few Senators prevented their colleagues from having an opportunity to vote for (or against) him.
They say without Senate approval, Bolton won’t represent the Congress.
He will, however, represent the President of the United States.
The fact that he may not represent Chris Dodd should not be terribly debilitating.