John Bolton is famous mainly for his moustache.
Among neo-cons, he is famous as a war hawk.
On the National Review site, there is a brief article explaining that Bolton is being encouraged by unnamed conservatives to run for President in 2016. The article reports this as if it were anything but a variation of “Stassen for President.” This indicates just how far removed from reality National Review is.
The unnamed conservatives at least are smart enough not to get identified with this Don Quixote-like crusade.
The last time a man was elected President who had not been a governor, a senator, a Vice President, or a four-star general was in 1928, when Herbert Hoover was elected. That did not work out well for Republicans.
John Bolton has no political experience, no power base, no name recognition, and no political action committee. Other than this, he is a bright hope at National Review.
Bolton would have to raise a million dollars just to become a dark horse.
If Bolton is neo-conservatism’s great white hope for keeping the conservatives amused through the expansion of empire, then things are not as bad as we might think.
John Bolton makes Lindsey Graham look like a shoe-in.