America’s most famous mustachioed uber-hawk will not run for president.
Former Bush administration UN Ambassador John Bolton had been making noises about running for months, but the told Fox News Tuesday that it had become clear to him that the deck was stacked against him.“I kept coming to the conclusion that I couldn’t possibly win the nomination and I didn’t like that answer,” Bolton said, according to Politico. “So, I went back and revisited my assumptions and the data. I think I would have had a lot of support. I think I could have raised money. But I think the political commentariat here in Washington is convinced that foreign policy is not a winning issue.”
Bolton showed signs of being able to run a modern, tech-savvy campaign. For example, after he went on Fox he also informed his 14,000 followers on Twitter that “I have decided not to seek nomination.”
“Know that I will strive to keep national security front and center in 2012 election,” he concluded.