Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton has given several interviews over the past year where he has casually discussed the possibility of running for President in 2012.
The tone and clarity of that possibility changed the other night when in a rare one-on-one twenty-five minute interview, Ambassador Bolton used his strongest language to date in telling me where he stands on a possible run for the White House. Below is an excerpt from the interview:
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I AM VERY SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING RUNNING because President Obama’s leadership on national security has been woefully inadequate. We are grateful that he made one difficult, very courageous decision on Osama bin laden that turned out to be right but that is not reflective of the arc of his overall work
I understand that a one issue candidate gets marginalized and I will not be a one issue candidate.
Listen to the full interview here.