John Bolton being pushed to run for president, neocons alarmed by Rand Paul's growing popularity & chance of winning nominationSubmitted by ron_paul_is_awesome on Mon, 06/24/2013 - 22:00
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.