Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, rumored to be considering a presidential run in 2012, thinks he could win the Republican nomination if he ran: “Well, I think I could win the Republican nomination if I chose to run, because I do think I’m in the mainstream of the Republican Party.”Talking to RT America, Bolton added that “I think Barack Obama is beatable in 2012.”
Then he backtracked a little:
But on the other hand, I’ve never run for public office before. I have no idea whether this is the best course for me, and that’s why — right now — I’m thinking through whether, in fact, to become a candidate, talking to people who have been in campaigns before, people who have run for the office themselves, to try and decide what to do.
Here’s the video. The 2012 comments come in at around 14:20
h/t The Hill.