Thickly mustached neocon John Bolton to speak in Sarasota

The mustachioed one still pumps out anti-Obama op-eds in publications like the Wall Street Journal and National Review, and regularly appears on Fox News while still maintaining his post with the American Enterprise Institute in Washington D.C.

After flirting with a potential run, Bolton told Fox back in September that he'd decided against it. Shortly thereafter, Newt Gingrich, getting perhaps a bit ahead of himself, said he would ask Bolton to serve as his Secretary of State.

Always part of the establishment, Bolton announced in January that he was backing Mitt Romney for the GOP nomination.

Bolton will be speaking at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium on Friday, April 27 at 6:00 p.m. Ticket prices range from $100 to $250. For more information, contact the Sarasota County Republican Party.

Considering how far Rick Santorum has come in the presidential sweepstakes after several other GOP candidates crashed and burned, it's interesting to contemplate how former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton might have fared on the campaign trail.

About a year or so ago, the conservative diplomat/attorney put out feelers that he was considering a run for president in 2012. Although he'd never run for public office previously, that obviously wouldn't have been a dealbreaker with the GOP voters this season. Or have you already forgotten Herman Cain?

Bolton will no doubt be talking about politics, as well as Iran, Israel, Syria and other international hotspots when he comes to speak at the Sarasota County Republican Party's Lincoln Day dinner late next month.


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