(CNN) – John Bolton, the former U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations, endorsed presidential candidate Mitt Romney Wednesday.
Bolton made the endorsement on Fox News Channel, where he is a paid contributor.
“I followed the way that the William F. Buckley, Jr. test: find the most conservative candidate capable of getting elected, and there are obviously two variables there,” Bolton said on Fox News’ “On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren.”
“In the words of the old song ‘Give Me That Old Time Religion,’ Romney is conservative enough and I think that’s critical.”
Bolton served in the administrations of former Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush before former President George W. Bush appointed him the U.N. role.
Bolton endorsed Sen. John McCain's presidential bid in February 2008, and briefly flirted with a presidential run for himself in 2011.
Bolton's endorsement of Romney was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.
Who Cares. Bolton is an, well, you know the rest!
John Bolton never tell the truth so I don’t care his endorsement, Now Mitt Romney wagon fill with G.W.Bush aides
Thank you John! Gov. Romney and the American people will fire 0bama in Nov. 2012!
And, his endorsement matters because????
With this endorsement Romney is sure to secure the Oval Office. What a joke.
►“In the words of the old song ‘Give Me That Old Time Religion,’ Romney is conservative enough and I think that’s critical.”◄
These "endorsers" are definitely in total denial – they are accepting Romney because he's more electable? PITIFUL!!
While on the stage, each of the candidates state that "anyone" up there can beat President Obama
Then they turn around and BEAT UP on each other shouting the OTHER is not qualified – what DRAMA!!!
Jeez – this is really getting "shockingly" CRAZY; the Republican Party is damaged and SPLIT!!!
Wow! Another Bush operative backing Romney. A vote for Romney is a return to Bush policies. I question "what" religion Bolton speaks of. He connects it to conservative not Christ.
Well, Mittens would be familiar territory for Cranky McBolton, given Mittens' policies are the same tried-and-failed policies Bush promoted that resulted in our country going down the toilet.
No thinking human being cares at all what John Bolton thinks or who he endorses.
Wow? Thanks for showing up when you did. I was having a little trouble justifying Obama's recess appointment and here you are, right on cue, to remind everyone that GW Bush appointed you during a recesss after you were soundly voted down. Now the same folks who thought that was great are saying Obama over-stepped, even though his nominee had support and the GOP was just blocking the vote. Explain that to me GOP?
Run mitts run!!! You are getting endorsement from people who are at the bottom of the heap. At least the ones from AK passed right over you.
I guess things are falling in line for Romney. I wonder who else will be on the endorsement swing. Is it possible to see a list of people who have endorsed which candidate.?