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John Bolton being pushed to run for president, neocons alarmed by Rand Paul's growing popularity & chance of winning nomination

Bolton Plans a Tour of Early-Primary States

By Robert Costa
June 24, 2013 8:07 PM

Watch out, Rand Paul.

As Paul, a Kentucky senator, plans for a 2016 presidential run, he is talking up his views on foreign policy, which, broadly speaking, include less intervention in foreign conflicts and a smaller military budget.

But Paul’s positions and rapid ascent have alarmed many Republican hawks. Behind the scenes, they’re worried that he has a shot at the nomination.

Enter John Bolton. Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is being encouraged by several leading conservative power brokers to consider a presidential bid.

Bolton, who briefly considered running for president in 2012, hasn’t made up his mind. But sources tell me that he is moving closer to giving the idea serious consideration — serious enough to travel to Iowa and New Hampshire.

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Bolton is the Colonel Sanders of chickenhawks

It's just a no. He's got no hope. At all.

If he wins, then they aren't

If he wins, then they aren't even trying for a figurehead anymore. Now it's just put a functionary in there. Jesus, how little they even care anymore. About what we think.

OMG!!! That's macabre! No effing way! Everyone HATES that

guy, don't they? Except for the hardest of hardcore neocon Paleoliths (who are a dying breed)?

Frickin' Flanders' (From Simpsons) evil, psychopathic twin brother?!!! This can't be real....

(Glad I'm an independent: I'd HATE to be associated in any way with this scumbag prick.)

Must be the bottom scraper they'll use to make Jeb Bush look electable. They always drudge up these types to make somebody else unpalatable palatable....

What would the Founders do?

Leave it to the GOP to put someone as digusting as Bolton

in the race - you can't be serious.

God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it. – Daniel Webster