(CNN) – Another Republican has voiced interest in challenging President Obama for the White House in 2012.
John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Sunday he's "considering" a run.
"Yes, I am considering it," Bolton told conservative radio show host Aaron Klein's on WABC in New York. "If I did run, and I haven't made a decision, I have never run for office one way or the other, so it would be a pretty big decision to do it."
Bolton, who serves as a Fox News commentator, said he's concerned that the national discourse does not include talk of foreign policy.
"I'm very concerned about the direction of national security policy," Bolton said. "I'm concerned that we hardly talk about it at national-level debates in the mainstream media."
He also said the president seems to view national security issues as an "irritation, a distraction from what his real priorities are."
In the interview Bolton said Obama "doesn't enjoy being commander-in-chief," and that it's important the Republican Party nominate a strong candidate because the president "gives a pretty good speech."
"It's important to be able to take him on intellectually and at a policy level in a very direct way, and that's one of the things I'll be considering," Bolton said.
Bolton served as the under secretary of state for arms control and international security in the George W. Bush administration before he was appointed to the U.N. position and is currently a senior fellow at the conservative American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy in Washington.
Mr. Bolton should consider his record as well. He has a questionalble reord,so he will need to defend that.
I would love to have another Republican in the race-I say the more the merrier! Let them all shoot the other in the foot and save the Democrats a fortune!
Do you remember how this guy behaved as an appointee under Bush. This guy being anywhere in the government is a travesty.
What is sad about Republicans is that instead of trying to focus on the problems which are facing this nation caused by their incompetence the efforts are focusing on defeating this President. Bolton is another one of the "Right-wing" morons who think that they are losing something in this country yet ask Mr. Bolton when was the last time he or anyone of his "Circle" lost a job, their home or they went without to feed their family. They will tell you that they don't know what you are talking about and that is the sheer problem.
"Bolton, who serves as a Fox News commentator"...well, there goes HIS credibility, right down the drain!
Bolton is nothing but a specialized tool – a sledgehammer incapable of constructing anything. It's telling that he looks right past the severe domestic problems we currently face.
You must be joking!
Who cares, just one more republican knob to give us a good laugh.
Wow – the looniest of the loons now wants to run for president. Almost makes Palin seem sane by comparison.
hmmm... this should be interesting.. two points: 1) how does he know what the president enjoys and doesn't? is he reading tea-leaves? 2) talk about NO experience!!!
Oh. My. God. Imagine a Bolton/Palin ticket. Imagine the world's reaction to that nightmare scenario. Imagine life as we know it changing overnite into a regime where hate rhetoric, rants and irrational (but always negative) non-sensical official White House proclaimations are the norm, and where insults are heaved at our allies and enemies alike until we no longer have allies. This is the future with either of those two nut cases in the oval office.
Any body else from Faux News going to run for president?
Bolton: The only Republican less likeable than Cheney. I'd love to see him waste a few million dollars of his own money on an election run.
This is one of the men we can thank for introducing the world to Sarah Palin. Bolton, William Kristol, Fred Barnes and Robert Bjork are the right-wingers who forced a weak-willed John McCain to accept her as his running-mate because they realized he was too moderate for the Republican base. So, for politics sake, they unleashed a scourge on our national dialogue and political process. Shame on you, John Bolton.
What a headline CNN. Imagine a GOPer wanting to beat Obama. There is not a chance in hell that John Bolton would ever become President. Levi Johnson would have a better chance.
ha the guy that was instrumental in leading thousands of American soldiers to their deaths in Iraq..... He should apologize first and then hide under the rock he came from. National security for Republicans means useless death to Americans......
Bolton is a hothead, according to many who worked with him. No sure if this is the guy who I want with his finger on the button. Also, is virtually every GOP presidential candidate also a Fox employee? I find the consistent Fox connection a bit creepy.
John Bolton ? Look at his record. This guy's antics at the UN and else where around the world has clearly labeled him as a mega bully. It'll take the media exactly 10 seconds to roast this nut case. God help us all if John Bolton ever gets even close to the reigns of power.
Mr. Dogcrap mustache is a laughing stock. He was one of Bush's lackey boys.
oh no not this broken down horrible looking thing again...go away...we don't need dinosaurs like you in the white house! Dude go back to the nursing home..
Wonderful! Between the Bimbo Eruption emanating from Alaska, the Resurrection of Newt, and this epic moron from the Bush administration, the Republican Party is going to have their hands full sorting out the ever lengthening list of crazies from which to pick a loser in 2012.
Should be very entertaining!
so another person on the payroll of fox.....and they are a news station why?
When he became U.S. ambassador to the United Nations there was a serious scandal happening there, and he posed (and was depicted as by many conservative reporters) as the 'savior' coming to help UN to become what it should have ever been...
Less than year passed and not even those (save on FAUX NEWS) were saying that he was doing a good/great/acceptable job...
And HE wants to talk about foreign policy? The guy who helped the reputation of the US to get to the low level GWBush left to Obama thinks he's an expert on that?
He has no shame!!!!
Well if you had any intelligence or charisma, then, sure, give it a shot. Alas, you don't and you're not even close.
Bolton won't have a chance. He's too honest.
Heaven help us if Bolton is ever elected president. His idea of foreign policy is...do it his way or be damned. He has proven himself to be a tyrannical Ambassador of the UN. Since he has an uncontrollable desire to rule, this move doesn't surprise me.