John Bolton says he is now seriously considering a Presidential run in 2012. He said he is unimpressed with the current field of Republican candidates will make a decision by Labor Day.
Human Events reported:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t see any of the Republicans in the race now who have made foreign policy a priority,Ã¢â‚¬Â Bolton said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re sleepwalking into a real potential disaster.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Bolton said he understands the enormous economic challenges facing the country, but national security canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t take a back seat. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Our adversaries overseas are not going to wait around for us to get our economic house in order.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Presidents have to walk and chew gum at the same time,Ã¢â‚¬Â he added.
While Bolton certainly faults ObamaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s inattention to matters overseas (Ã¢â‚¬Å“How to handle China and Russia in the future [and] what to do about the turmoil in the Middle EastÃ¢â‚¬Â), he also lays blame on the media. Ã¢â‚¬Å“You [didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t] get a foreign policy question until the last half hour of the debate,Ã¢â‚¬Â Bolton said of MondayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s New Hampshire forum sponsored and moderated by CNN.
Bolton told Human Events that heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s confident he can govern, but is gathering information and talking to people on whether running a campaign is Ã¢â‚¬Å“feasible and doable.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“George H.W. Bush was very good at governing, [but] very bad at campaigning. ObamaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s an outstanding campaigner and terrible at governance.Ã¢â‚¬Â
So come Labor Day, get ready for possibly another new entry into a crowded field.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m going to make a decision. And then IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m going to act on the decision,Ã¢â‚¬Â Bolton concluded.