John Bolton for President (No Joke!)
From an interview with Jennifer Rubin, a new conservative blogger on the WaPo:
Bolton has begun to talk openly to conservative gatherings and media about his interest in a 2012 presidential run. “I’m seriously considering it,” he told me in an interview, in large part because of the “lack of foreign policy debate.” Having gotten past the idle chatter stage, he says he’s going to make the decision “in a very deliberate way” and suggests that making up his mind by mid-2011 is “not unreasonable.” He contends that he stands as good a chance as anyone. “The race is wide open,” he says.
Is it really that wide open? I don’t see Bolton as someone who would take very well to retail politics, a Pat Buchanan without the charm. But his candidacy would supply a gauge of anti-internationalist sentiment among Republican voters (for what it’s worth, I think it’s waning).