John Bolton endorses Mitt Romney, saying he’s “conservative enough”

posted at 6:00 pm on January 12, 2012 by Tina Korbe

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton has officially endorsed Mitt Romney. He announced his decision in favor of the former Massachusetts governor last night on Greta van Susteren’s Fox News show and followed up that announcement today with a formal statement, which was released by the Romney campaign.

Bolton’s reasoning seems to come down to this: Mitt will have to do because nobody better is running. To van Susteren, he said, in reference to himself, “Looking at the whole range of prospective candidates, there was only one candidate who met my test as the ideal conservative, but he decided not to run.”

He then justified his decision to endorse Mitt anyway. “So faced with everyone else, I followed the William F. Buckley Jr. test which is to find the most conservative candidate who is capable of getting elected. There are obviously two variables there. But in the words of that old song, ‘gimme that old time religion, Romney’s conservative enough for me.’”

His formal statement of support for Romney was a little more rousing.

Of all the candidates, Mitt Romney possesses the strongest vision for America’s leadership role in the world, and I am proud to endorse him. … President Obama has sapped America’s credibility abroad, weakened our military and failed to lead on issues vital to U.S. national security. … Mitt Romney will restore our military, repair relations with our closest allies, and ensure that no adversary — including Iran — ever questions American resolve.”

For his part, Mitt Romney is delighted.

In his own statement, Romney called Bolton a “staunch defender of U.S. interests and values” and said he looks forward to consulting with him on ways to restore America’s standing abroad.

In advance of South Carolina, where Romney’s closest competitors are Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, this endorsement just underscores the perceived inevitability of a Romney nomination. Gingrich has said, should he become president, he would offer John Bolton the cabinet position of Secretary of State. Bolton’s decision to support someone else shows how likely he thinks it is that Gingrich will win. As for Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator has articulated a line of thinking on Islamism and Iran that somewhat resembles Bolton’s, so a Bolton endorsement of Santorum wasn’t out of the question. Had Bolton endorsed Santorum, Bolton’s announcement would have mattered more. As it is, this is just another unneeded notch on Romney’s belt, which seems ever more equipped to secure his nomination.


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Usually, whenever there is a Mitt Romney thread or something pertaining to Mittens – Liberal4Life is there spewing! Where is he?
Getting “cleansed” at the doctor’s…or something?

KOOLAID2 on January 12, 2012 at 6:21 PM

His Volt exploded on the way to an Obama tent meeting?

TheClearRiver on January 12, 2012 at 6:54 PM

He said you must elect a STRONG conservative President because congress will give in to a soft president 80% of the time, just to keep the peace.

AZgranny on January 12, 2012 at 6:39 PM

He didn’t say anything about a “strong” vs. “soft” President! He simply said that a Republican President with a Republican Senate and House, tends to get what he wants because congress doesn’t want to go against him, party loyalty and all. Let’s not put words in anyone’s mouth.

BettyRuth on January 12, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Coming soon to a news source near you.

Jim Demint endorses Mitt Romney.

Demint joins the ranks of the RINOs!!!

Gunlock Bill on January 12, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Yes.

- Marco Rubio presents Bill to make Cuba the 58th State
- Rand Paul appointed chairman of the Brady Campaign
- Alan West appointed pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago and Chairman of the New Black Panther Party.
- Sarah Palin elected ChairPerson of NOW.

All your conservatives are belong to us.

CorporatePiggy on January 12, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Apparently, you and I are the only Huntsman supporters on HA, lol…

Aizen on January 12, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Hate to say it, but you may be the only Huntsman supporters in America.

gotsig on January 12, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Coming soon to a news source near you.

Jim Demint endorses Mitt Romney.

Demint joins the ranks of the RINOs!!!

Gunlock Bill on January 12, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Well since “RINO” is defined as anyone who calls themselves a Republican but on some issues disagrees with me personally then yeah, I can see that.

alchemist19 on January 12, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Looks like Romney is set to save me $1.50 because I won’t have to waste the gas money to go vote in the general. If there were more than a buck fifty difference between Romney and Obama I’d make the trip. But there isn’t.

Farenht451 on January 12, 2012 at 6:50 PM

House or senate seats?

astonerii on January 12, 2012 at 6:51 PM

No senate seats, my Representative is another screaming RINO.

Farenht451 on January 12, 2012 at 6:57 PM

But he really isn’t as conservative as Romney. But no worries, when he finally comes to his senses he will endorse Romney too. Thus making him just another RINO for Romney!

Gunlock Bill on January 12, 2012 at 6:41 PM

I don’t think we’re going to ever agree on that one. Huntsman has a few liberal things in his past, sure, but he also has more than a few conservative things. The Romney side of the issue comes down to how much one really believes Romney’s current positions. Basically, I think Romney’s core instincts are not really conservative. (In fairness, I don’t think they are liberal either.) Others disagree.

Anyway, assuming some shocking scandal doesn’t take him out, Romney will be the nominee. He will lose to Obama, but he will get my vote in the general.

McDuck on January 12, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Well since “RINO” is defined as anyone who calls themselves a Republican but on some issues disagrees with me personally

That seems to be the opinion of a small but very vocal minority of OccupyHotAir posters.

Next up? Film at 11: Crouching Reagan, Hidden RINO.

CorporatePiggy on January 12, 2012 at 6:59 PM

He didn’t say anything about a “strong” vs. “soft” President! He simply said that a Republican President with a Republican Senate and House, tends to get what he wants because congress doesn’t want to go against him, party loyalty and all. Let’s not put words in anyone’s mouth.

BettyRuth on January 12, 2012 at 6:55 PM

He may have not used strong or soft exactly but he did use words along those lines. Go back and listen again. I’m sure I’m right.

AZgranny on January 12, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Hate to say it, but you may be the only Huntsman supporters in America.

gotsig on January 12, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Yes, because a conservative who doesn’t lob bombs at the other side and has a broad range of talent and experience doesn’t get a lot of love.

Well since “RINO” is defined as anyone who calls themselves a Republican but on some issues disagrees with me personally then yeah, I can see that.

alchemist19 on January 12, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Uh…

Mitt Romney passed government-run healthcare with a mandate, created new taxes, signed an anti-gun bull, and has a soft record on abortion, education and consistency.

He’s a RINO, and if anyone supports him, they’re a RINO, too.

/discussion

Aizen on January 12, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Yes, because a conservative who doesn’t lob bombs at the other side and has a broad range of talent and experience doesn’t get a lot of love.

No instead he lobs bombs at the people who are supposed to vote for him in the primaries.

melle1228 on January 12, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Mitt will have to do because nobody better is running.

That’s the election in a nutshell.

Choices:

Newt-pandering, anit-capitalist, adulterous egotist.
Perry-incoherent, anti-capitalist, illegal immigrant supporter.
Huntsman-part of Obama administration.
Santorum-we should have a nation of Catholic laws.
Paul-if we gave islamic terrorists nuclear weapons they would like us more and therefore not use them against us.
Obama

Romney

God help us.

talkingpoints on January 12, 2012 at 7:07 PM

I think Bolton would have been a better fit with Gingrich.

Though Bolton supported the Vietnam War, he declined to enter combat duty, instead enlisting in the National Guard and attending law school after his 1970 graduation. “I confess I had no desire to die in a Southeast Asian rice paddy,” Bolton wrote of his decision in the 25th reunion book.

Carthoris on January 12, 2012 at 7:07 PM

He’s a RINO, and if anyone supports him, they’re a RINO, too.

/discussion

Aizen on January 12, 2012 at 7:02 PM

If he’s the candidate in the general and you sit it out you’re worse than a RINO, you’re a Passive-Agressive RINO ranting away in your progressive closet.

As it were.

CorporatePiggy on January 12, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Gunlock Bill

Glad you posted that exchange between Laura and Ol’ Rick Perry.

It made everything clear for me.

All private investment and venture capital firms are “vultures” EXCEPT for the ones that stuffed $7 million into Ol’ Rick’s stashbox.

“I don’t have a problem with that.”- Rick Perry

Perry should make that his new campaign theme as the “Alamo” thing didn’t seem to work out too well.

Horace on January 12, 2012 at 7:12 PM

I think Bolton would have been a better fit with Gingrich.

Though Bolton supported the Vietnam War, he declined to enter combat duty, instead enlisting in the National Guard and attending law school after his 1970 graduation. “I confess I had no desire to die in a Southeast Asian rice paddy,” Bolton wrote of his decision in the 25th reunion book.

Carthoris on January 12, 2012 at 7:07 PM

In our Country one class of men makes war and leaves another to fight it out. (William Tecumseh Sherman)

VorDaj on January 12, 2012 at 7:13 PM

No instead he lobs bombs at the people who are supposed to vote for him in the primaries.

melle1228 on January 12, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Who? The RINOs?

If he’s the candidate in the general and you sit it out you’re worse than a RINO, you’re a Passive-Agressive RINO ranting away in your progressive closet.

As it were.

CorporatePiggy on January 12, 2012 at 7:09 PM

I said I’d vote for Mitt if he’s the nominee, but it’s not over yet, despite the media saying it is.

Aizen on January 12, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Concern Trolls go into overdrive:

Romney is more liberal than Obama!

Bolton was bought!

Vote for Barack, the real conservative in this race!

Axelrod chuckles and sends out the paypals.

profitsbeard on January 12, 2012 at 7:16 PM

If he’s the candidate in the general and you sit it out you’re worse than a RINO, you’re a Passive-Agressive RINO ranting away in your progressive closet.

As it were.

CorporatePiggy on January 12, 2012 at 7:09 PM

IMO, anyone who sits this one out, regardless of the nominee, deserves every bit of shit that the Ojugears Administration will rain down on us all if given a 2nd term. ~~~shudders~~~

The problem is, the rest of us deserve better.

hillbillyjim on January 12, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Gunlock Bill

I agree.

“Amazing Marco” Rubio will wait until after the South Carolina primary and then endorse Mittens.

DeMint will endorse him after Florida. West, too.

The RINO dominos are falling into place. Get set for another four years of Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader-to-be, McConnell.

Times are a’changin’, ain’t they?

Horace on January 12, 2012 at 7:16 PM

I think Bolton wants to be Secretary of State.

Scoreboard44 on January 12, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Most of us want Bolton at the U.N., again.

listens2glenn on January 12, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Maybe Bolton supported Grinch until Newtie began his spectacular flameout which is quickly becoming an implosion.

Philly on January 12, 2012 at 7:18 PM

So Bolton didn’t want to die in some Southeast Asia country.

Neither did I – especially while I was there.

What an A-Hole. And this thing is a “darling” of “real” conservatives?

Hey, Boltie, on your lunch break tomorrow, wander over to Arlington and spit on some graves, why doncha.

Horace on January 12, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Bolton accepts socialism…never thought I would see that happen. I’m moving to FAR left if Romney wins primaries.

Socialism is too luke warm for me, and it looks like I’ll have to give Communism a try…

Karmi on January 12, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Bolton’s endorsement of Romney would give some voters the assurance they need to trust Romney on foreign policy.

But would Romney pick the ‘Stache for SecState if he was elected?
After Gingrich said he would, Romney should!!! Besides, Bolton would be a whole lot better than Hillary!

Steve Z on January 12, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Bolton is simply wrong – Romney is a flaming liberal, no different from obama.

Pork-Chop on January 12, 2012 at 6:07 PM

I question your ability to reason. I get that you think we could get someone more conservative than Romney – so do I. But your statement there is just idiotic.

robm on January 12, 2012 at 7:25 PM

He could have just kept his mouth shut. He’s bought into and is spouting the mantra that the press and GOP elite has drilled into the empty brains on the right or at least a majority of them.

silvernana on January 12, 2012 at 7:27 PM

If he’s the candidate in the general and you sit it out you’re worse than a RINO, you’re a Passive-Agressive RINO ranting away in your progressive closet.

As it were.

CorporatePiggy on January 12, 2012 at 7:09 PM

So fall in line, goosestep, prop up your arms and shout “Heil Mitt!”

Sad to see most on Hotgas are devoid of principles.

Myron Falwell on January 12, 2012 at 7:27 PM

I had always thought Bolton would endorse Romney. Bolton is a smart guy with a clear view of foreign policy.

thuja on January 12, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Yep, but way out of touch on domestic issues. I like him, but my guess is on socon and fiscon issues he is a moderate.

Many of the diplomatic corp are like that.

KirknBurker on January 12, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Most of us want Bolton at the U.N., again.

listens2glenn on January 12, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Except those of us who want it gone. I would like the place razed and the ground sown with salt.

katy the mean old lady on January 12, 2012 at 7:32 PM

“Conservative enough” = “not really all that Marxist”

Why all the fake shock here? He endorsed the RINO conservative-hatin McCain. Of course he is going to endorse the lead RINO 2012.

nottakingsides on January 12, 2012 at 7:33 PM

So fall in line, goosestep, prop up your arms and shout “Heil Mitt!”

Myron Falwell on January 12, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Don’t forget to sneer at anyone who says they won’t vote for this RINO wuss as an Obama supporter.

MelonCollie on January 12, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Except those of us who want it gone. I would like the place razed and the ground sown with salt.

katy the mean old lady on January 12, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Excellent post ktmol..:)

PS..Nice to see you..:)

Dire Straits on January 12, 2012 at 7:34 PM

PS..Nice to see you..:)

Dire Straits on January 12, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Howdy,m’dear.

katy the mean old lady on January 12, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Bolton accepts socialism…never thought I would see that happen.

Karmi on January 12, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Why not? A number of months ago, Bolton was making the claim that the economy was improving and that we should move on and refocus on foreign policy. This guy wants to be in Romney’s administration. That’s what he’s after.

rickv404 on January 12, 2012 at 7:36 PM

could one of these “conservative” trolls please explain how the RINOS who run the party are bad,

but “true conservatives” such as yourself who state YOU WILL NOT VOTE FOR THE REPUBLICAN are somehow superior to a RINO?!!

of course being morons and idiots, you can’t see the fallibility in any logic that posits that somehow a person who votes for the Republican is a RINO, while the conservative who elects Obama is an even better Republican?!!

you are freaking inbred ignoramuses and irrelevant to the country..

AirForceCane on January 12, 2012 at 7:39 PM

He may be conservative enough for Bolton, but he’s not conservative enough for those of us wearing tinfoil hatswho see him as just another version of Obama.

Blake on January 12, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Fixed that for ya bub.

1punchWill on January 12, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Don’t forget to sneer at anyone who says they won’t vote for this RINO wuss as an Obama supporter.

MelonCollie on January 12, 2012 at 7:33 PM

There are some here at HotGas who have said they’d rather vote for Obama or stay at home than vote for Romney.

Hopefully a Conservative will come through. We’ll see.

CorporatePiggy on January 12, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Most of us want Bolton at the U.N., again.

listens2glenn on January 12, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Except those of us who want it gone. I would like the place razed and the ground sown with salt.

katy the mean old lady on January 12, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Amen.

hoosierma on January 12, 2012 at 7:50 PM

you are freaking inbred ignoramuses and irrelevant to the country..

AirForceCane on January 12, 2012 at 7:39 PM

You sold out your own prinicples for a seat at the Big Government Table O’ Giveaways and Fleecing of American Taxpayers by endorsing Romney and personally attacking people vehemently opposed to him on multiple principled levels.

Arguing with idiots like you is pointless. I’d rather deal with liberal komrades any day of the week than faux conservative trolls like you.

November 6th will be the day of reckoning, when the RINO anti-conservative movement of the Republican Party will be thrown into permanent irrelevancy by a blowout Romney loss.

Myron Falwell on January 12, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Hopefully a Conservative will come through. We’ll see.

CorporatePiggy on January 12, 2012 at 7:49 PM

I hope so, too, but I’m not ruling out a third-party candidate. There is, at this point, a huge opening for someone who could easily blow by both Obama and Romney in the general.

If not, I might consider writing in “none of the above.”

Myron Falwell on January 12, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Most of us want Bolton at the U.N., again.

listens2glenn on January 12, 2012 at 7:17 PM

How about you speak for yourself?

Dante on January 12, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Oh, that’s good!

Now if only we can get 5 more people from this site on board!

Aizen on January 12, 2012 at 6:51 PM

I support him too, and I think it’s a shame that the mainstream media has successfully made Jon out to be some sort of centrist…or even liberal.

Sure he’s not firebrand, but he’s definitely more conservative (and preferable) than good ole Mitt to me (and definitely head and shoulders above lobbyist Newt)

daoster on January 12, 2012 at 7:56 PM

DeMint to disappoint next. Such political harlots.

Schadenfreude on January 12, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Unpredictable Newt, and Ricks, are real crapshoots.
Rally Round Romney.

anotherJoe on January 12, 2012 at 7:59 PM

If not, I might consider writing in “none of the above.”

Myron Falwell on January 12, 2012 at 7:54 PM

That long-hand for ‘OBAMA’.

Maybe you’re too young to remember Ross Perot’s candidacy.

CorporatePiggy on January 12, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Maybe you’re too young to remember Ross Perot’s candidacy.

CorporatePiggy on January 12, 2012 at 8:05 PM

The only reason Ross Perot ran was because both George H. W. Bush and Bob Dole, quite frankly, sucked eggs as candidates in the general.

Mitt can easily attain that dubious distinction.

Myron Falwell on January 12, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Maybe you’re too young to remember Ross Perot’s candidacy.

CorporatePiggy on January 12, 2012 at 8:05 PM

The only reason Ross Perot ran was because both George H. W. Bush and Bob Dole, quite frankly, sucked eggs as candidates in the general.

Mitt can easily attain that dubious distinction.

Myron Falwell on January 12, 2012 at 8:10 PM

So, the Clinton years were all butterflies and honey?

hillbillyjim on January 12, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Most of us want Bolton at the U.N., again.

listens2glenn on January 12, 2012 at 7:17 PM

How about you speak for yourself?

Dante on January 12, 2012 at 7:54 PM

I wouldn’t mind Bolton at the U.N. again.

Except those of us who want it gone. I would like the place razed and the ground sown with salt.

katy the mean old lady on January 12, 2012 at 7:32 PM

At least until that happy day.

Axe on January 12, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Careerist.

WhatSlushfund on January 12, 2012 at 8:33 PM

John Bolton endorses Mitt Romney

That seals it for me. Sorry, Rick .. Newt .. uh .. Rick .. uh .. Utah dude … Doktor Tinfoil (not) … …

I cannot remember disagreeing with anything John Bolton has ever said in the past. Not one thing.

My mind is at ease.

Mitt Romney it is.

Unless, of course, Sarah Palin changes her mind.

But I don’t see that happening.

Go Mittens!

minnesoter on January 12, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Most of us want Bolton at the U.N., again.

listens2glenn on January 12, 2012 at 7:17 PM

That’s the only reason why Bolton endorsed Mitt.

Nothing more, except that they both deserve each other.

Coming to General Election Near You:

Vote liberal Obama over Liberal Romney. At least Obama is less of a liar than Romney.

TheAlamos on January 12, 2012 at 9:01 PM

I continue to be amazed by the Romneybots.

Romneybots , provide nothing, except, taunts, sneers, and elitist attitude that is best summed up as “Just shut up and vote for Romney the Chosen One, you insignificant Conservative worms”

Now typically. The Chosen One, comes with great meaning and purpose…

In the world of the Romneybots, it comes with about as much prestige as Being a candidate on American Idol. But the real gem, is that I’m watching a Hypocritical Mirror image of the 2008 Election.

Ah yes, remember how all the Republican pundits were saying that “Obama is being/was elected by style, but lacks substance” as Criticism. I cheered that because I agreed.

Now. Romney has become the GOP’s “Anointed one”. We’re told to Ignore his record, and his flip flops, he has the “Style”… pardon me, the correct word is “Professionalism” and “Electability”. Sure, he’s a left wing liberal who is notably on the wrong side of several key issues, and I’m not just talking simple “We can overlook that”. I’m talking BIG issues, such as Gun Control, Healthcare, and Abortion, among others.

Ah, but that’s ok we’re told, he’s changed! Sorta…. well not really, he’s only said he’s kinda changed, but without providing another reason other than “Well it’s the only way I can succeed politically, is by giving lip service” Except for Healthcare, that he has continued to support ObamneyCare.

But the Romneybots Chime in as one: “Ignore that, anyone’s/Any Republican better than Obama”

And they say it almost with a straight face, until you start saying some names that aren’t Mitt Romney. Then they freak out and come up with excuses on why it’s got to be Mitt Romney.

And thus, we have “The Chosen one” to face the “Anointed one”, in the worlds worst Publicity Contest. All we’re missing, is a NYT/Daily Kos/Huffpo/etc etc Editor to say they like the crease in Romney’s pants, and Bret Baier or alternatively, one of “The Five” panel members (baring Greg, Sorry, I’d know you’d say this just for laughs) to talk about how Romney gives a thrill up his leg, and we’ll have come full circle in this hypocrisy.

In closing, all I have to say is this:

Second look at Third Party?

Razgriez on January 12, 2012 at 9:10 PM

What a shame we have to settle for conservative enough, eh, John.

Kissmygrits on January 12, 2012 at 9:13 PM

As long as whoever the Republicans decide to put forward as the Presidential nominee chooses John Bolton as Secretary of State, I will vote for him.

Elric on January 12, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Another conservative suddenly accused of “selling out” because they have a brain and don’t buy in to Newt and Perry’s marxism.

Carry on folks.

1punchWill on January 12, 2012 at 10:15 PM

He’s exactly right. If there were another good conservative (like himself) running, then great. But there ain’t, and Romney’s the best man left standing. Suck it up, we gotta get rid of Obama.

Progressive Heretic on January 12, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Sounds like a “He’s OK, I guess” sort of endorsement.

Crusty on January 12, 2012 at 10:29 PM

But who will get Bolton’s Stache’s endorsement?

BKennedy on January 12, 2012 at 10:41 PM

The milkstache has spoken! We can all vote Romney now! Uh, no thanks…

rickv404 on January 12, 2012 at 10:42 PM

katy the mean old lady on January 12, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Darn it katy, I missed your response due to a “domestic emergency” I was needed at.

AGREED!

No U.N. is better than a U.N. with John Bolton in it.

listens2glenn on January 12, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Another conservative suddenly accused of “selling out” because they have a brain and don’t buy in to Newt and Perry’s marxism.

Carry on folks.

1punchWill on January 12, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Newt and Perry’s attack on Romney’s Bain days could be described as Marist, but as far as I know neither Newt nor Rick Perry ever governed as a Marxist as Mitt Romney has.
Just sayin’.

SleightOfHand on January 12, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Newt and Perry’s attack on Romney’s Bain days could be described as Marist, but as far as I know neither Newt nor Rick Perry ever governed as a Marxist as Mitt Romney has.
Just sayin’.

SleightOfHand on January 12, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Exactly. They’re currently running as Marxists, and Romney’s currently running as a conservative on a conservative platform.

1punchWill on January 12, 2012 at 11:33 PM

The only reason Ross Perot ran was because both George H. W. Bush and Bob Dole, quite frankly, sucked eggs as candidates in the general

Myron Falwell on January 12, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Total BS – Perot ran against Bush because he was pissed about NAFTA, and entered the race solely to get revenge by siphoning off enough votes from Bush to throw the election to Clinton, pure and simple.

The proof in the pudding was how he walked on his supporters five minutes after the election was over, and left the United We Stand party to rot on the vine.

Hell of a guy, huh?

JFS61 on January 12, 2012 at 11:36 PM

First Palin and Demint out themselves as RINO, by saying nice things about Paul….now John Bolton is a sell out too….

At what point does RDS become a real thing?

ChrisL on January 13, 2012 at 12:03 AM

RDS ? Why all the drama? Obummer has to be fired – Mittens is the only candidate who can unite different factions to do that – who can get those moderate independents to vote R ? Mitt wins that one.

FlaMurph on January 13, 2012 at 12:31 AM

I won’t have to waste the gas money to go vote in the general.

Farenht451 on January 12, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Democrat. Might as well be.

scotash on January 13, 2012 at 4:14 AM

I will vote for Mitt in November…I will hope he has changed. (sorry, couldn’t resist) Here’s the thing…you want to trust him, but your mother’s words echo “actions speak louder than words…”

Jon Huntsman has always supported, & has the actions behind the words, the platforms that tend to define Conservatives…smaller government, less taxes, pro-business, pro-life, pro-second amendment. He weird-outs a little on environment, cap and trade, but not unreasonably (compared to many). Jon Huntsman IS the guy Mitt Romney insists he (Mitt) is.

Huntsman is also the only person that has no real baggage for the Dems to pound him over.

NHElle on January 13, 2012 at 7:41 AM

No senate seats, my Representative is another screaming RINO.

Farenht451 on January 12, 2012 at 6:57 PM

My US Republican Senator is a disgrace, too. He voted for the unconstitutional “Super Committee” and the hideously unconstitutional National Defense Authorization Act. So, I will work my fingers to bloody stumps to send his arrogant RINO azz packing, at the first opportunity. There’s nothing he can do to redeem himself.

I hope you worthless drones at the RNC are reading these posts. Oromney?!?! Whose side are you on, anyway?

TheClearRiver on January 13, 2012 at 8:31 AM

McCain, Bolton, and soon to be Jeb Bush?!? I still like Bolton, but that group picture is enough to make me want to run away to the hills! Talk about a bunch of retreads and not exactly the kind of impression I’d want to make about the republican party being appealing and fresh.

mozalf on January 13, 2012 at 8:34 AM

I like Mr. Bolton but let’s be real John Bolton main interest is John Bolton. Obviously money talks and the Romney machine is able to sweeten the pot. Most of these endorsements are the usual republican fat cat cronies anyway. Plus Ann Coulter, as wonderful as she can be sometimes, would back Romney because either way it will be a win, win for her. He will lose and she can keep on writing all kinds of books. If by some freak of nature he wins, he will be a disaster especially if we don’t end up with a strong enough republican Congress. He’ll flip flop so much we’ll get whiplash and she can write more books. Plus most of the Fox News anchors are drinking the Romney kool-aid in their reporting. Not sure what’s going on here – I have my suspicions and I’m seeing a lot of self-servicing in most of these endorsements. Plus, I like to think for myself anyway and these endorsements mean squat.

mozalf on January 13, 2012 at 8:47 AM

not-ur-avragejoe on January 12, 2012 at 6:39 PM

I knew that Clarinet was a RINO!!

This just proves it!

Gunlock Bill on January 12, 2012 at 6:47 PM

*sigh*
Kenny G’s the saxophonist(it may look like one but it’s not a clarinet)-Mike Bolton’s a singer.
*sigh*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 13, 2012 at 9:57 AM

No self respecting true Conservative would ever vote “for” Romney; however, most will pull the Romney lever in an Obama opposition vote. Its the only chance the Republicans have and it is becoming more and more apparent the Republicans are counting on it as they keep poking conservatives in the eye while sucking up to the leftists…

aposematic on January 13, 2012 at 11:46 AM

I’m crushed.
John Bolton is, er was, a conservative. He was my man for #2 behind Rick Perry, or at least as V.P., Sec’y of State, someone with some juice. Okay, so never mind the Veep spot. But Come On! Endorsing Mittens?
John Bolton has disappointed many, many of us.
We’re doomed.

~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on January 13, 2012 at 12:14 PM

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