Ambassador John Bolton


It’s not fair to evaluate John Bolton on the social issues. He’s announced he’s thinking of running for one single issue: to call more attention to national security issues, and that’s what he did at CPAC.

Bolton announced he wanted to “shift the focus of attention away from Washington,” but he didn’t mean back to Kansas. He meant places like “Tunisia, Egypt, and today Algeria.”

Algeria? I have to go find out what’s happening while I’m watching CPAC speeches.

He devoted one or two lines in his speech to the need to cut domestic spending and urged that we do not attempt any large cuts to the defense budget.

He has previously told the Daily caller he supports gay marriage. But he didn’t say so today.

Grading John Bolton's speech

On Life: D
On Marriage: F
On Social Conservatism: D