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John Bolton, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, revealed today he will announce before Labor Day whether he will run for U.S. president in 2012.
“I am continuing doing my due diligence, talking to people all around the country to try and make a decision, which I intend to do no later than Labor Day, right at the beginning of September,” he said. “One way or the other.”
Bolton was speaking to WND senior reporter Aaron Klein on the latter’s investigative radio show on New York’s 77-WABC Radio.
Bolton had first confirmed his presidential aspirations on Klein’s program in November.
Asked today whether he is still considering his bid, Bolton replied, “Yes, absolutely. I think the Republican field is still wide open.”
The interview can be heard below:
Continued Bolton: “There are still major people considering whether to get in. … And I think what this reflects is a continuing very strong desire on the part of a lot of people to find the exactly right candidate to run against Barack Obama.
“The continuing belief that [Obama’s] policies, domestically and internationally, are causing trouble for the United States well into the future – I think there’s a very strong feeling that he needs to be defeated. But not real certainty. No coalescing around who the candidate ought to be,” Bolton said.
Bolton added he is considering running for president out of “concern for the weakness and indecisiveness of our national security policy.”